Infographic showing the percentage of people who have a will in place in the UK

It’s Will Aid Month – Time to get a cheap will?

If there’s one thing that most people put off for as long as they can, it’s making a will. After all, nobody likes to think about the day of their death, right? Unfortunately, though, that day is going to come whether we like it or not, so it’s good to be prepared for it.

According to a recently released infographic from Hitachi Personal Finance which we’ve included below, around 53% of UK adults don’t have a will in place. If you are one of those in this 53% then November could be a great month for you to sort out a will, as November is ‘Will Aid Month’.

What is Will Aid Month?

Will Aid Month is a scheme which is run every November across the UK. The Will Aid charity gets together with over 900 solicitors to provide basic wills to those in the UK based upon donations. Unlike similar schemes which are run in the UK each year, Will Aid doesn’t impose a minimum age limit on those who would like to use the scheme – some other schemes require you to be at least 55 years old to be able to take part.

How much does it cost to get a will with Will Aid?

While there is no set fee to get a will using the Will Aid scheme, the charity hopes that you’ll be willing to donate about £95 if you’re drafting a will for yourself only or around £150 if you’re making a joint will. This is a very reasonable price to have a will drafted up by a professional solicitor but if you can’t afford to pay quite that much then you can choose to give less. Do keep in mind however that this is a charity event, so it would be good to treat the scheme in a fair way.

Anyway, here’s the infographic we mentioned earlier. We hope that it inspires you to make the most of the Will Aid Scheme by getting your own will drafted up by a participating solicitor in the month of November.

Infographic showing the percentage of people who have a will in place in the UK

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