Why don’t you have a will?

Martin Lewis is well-known as the figurehead of MoneySavingExpert (“MSE”) but the organisation also commissions some consumer polls and surveys.

A recent poll asked “Do you have a will? If not why not?” and all legacy fundraisers ought to be interested in the results.

From a poll sample of 2,269 responses, only 25% had an up-to-date will, and 60% had no will at all.

For those with no will, the top reasons why not were:

  • I’ve not got round to it (39%)
  • I don’t really know where to start (22%)
  • Everything will go to my spouse or children anyway (15%)

What could you do, to help make it easy and increase your legacy income over time? See here for the full survey results.