Category: Will writing

97% of us have made no plans for what will happen to our ‘digital legacy’ when we die

Life after death? 63% use social media and 77% buy online yet just 3% have made plans for their digital legacy There is no doubt about it, over the past ten years internet use has become part of our day to day lives. More than eight in ten of us use the internet daily; the most popular use is checking and sending emails but more than three quarters shop online, almost two thirds use social media sites and six in...Read more

As funeral costs to continue soar, the average funeral now approaches £4,000

2016-12-11 18:55:51

Research from SunLife’s 2016 Cost of Dying report cites the cost of funerals have more than doubled in price in little over a decade With continued speculation on inflationary pressure post Brexit and the continuing squeeze on wages, investment's and pensions funerals have now emerged as one of Britain's fastest rising costs. In-fact SunLife’s annual Cost of Dying research shows that the cost of dying is the fastest rising (of any fixed) cost in the UK – rising at a...Read more

66% of over 50’s have no will

66% of over 50’S have no will Have you made a will, have your friends? According to a BBC article only three in 10 people in the UK have a will. Last year the Treasury gained £53m from people who died intestate - without a will. The year before it was £76m. And yet the fractured nature of modern families and an increasingly litigious society means making a will has never been so important. Illustrated in this article are a...Read more

The Goodwill Partnership and Multiple Sclerosis Society partner to offer Will-writing services

The Goodwill Partnership and Multiple Sclerosis Society partner to offer Will-writing services The Goodwill Partnership ( ), the UK’s leading Will-writing service for charities’ donors, has partnered with the Multiple Sclerosis Society ( The MS Society is the UK’s leading MS charity, providing invaluable information, support and research funding as well as fighting for change. Founded in 1953, the organisation has over 35,000 members as well as 5,500 volunteers and 265 staff members whose stated aim is ‘to beat MS’....Read more

UK Funeral costs rise as rapidly as house prices

Royal London study finds the cost of a UK funeral has risen by 3.9% in the past year The average ‘basic’ funeral now costs £3,702 - a rise of £140 in one year More than one in ten people struggle with funeral expenses – the average debt: £1,318 New research by Royal London – the UK’s largest mutual life, pension and investment company – reveals the cost of an average, basic funeral in the UK has increased by 3.9%. This...Read more