The Affio Blog

The Affio blog is where we post news and updates on writing your UK Will, our online Will writing service and how to make a will in the UK. We believe writing a Will is something you should be able to do yourself and hope to keep you interested and informed.

Recent Articles

3 Simple Steps to get your Affairs in Order

Now the hangover has passed and we are back into daily routine here are three simple things you should sort out in the New Year to keep your AFFairs In Order (thats the origin of the affio name). Write your Will – it should take between half an hour and an hour to do on […]

Shakespeare kept his Last Will and Testament up to date

A new exhibition at Somerset House in London is shining a light on William Shakespeares life through legal documents and its centrepiece is the bard’s Last Will and Testament. Notoriously Shakespeare left his second best bed to his wife Anne Hathaway – not, it would seem, much of an inheritance for his wife! However her […]

Budget Update – changes in Inheritance tax for your Will

In his mini-budget on Wednesday George Osborne confirmed that a couple would be able to leave a home worth up to £1million to their children without incurring any inheritance tax. From 2017 a new transferable £175,000 allowance will be introduced for homes being left to children or grandchildren to run alongside the existing £325,000. He […]

Making your Will is an emotional experience

“We must get the Will sorted” is a conversation couples have every few years. It is often prompted by some family event or change in circumstance and may be greeted by one of the parties with an unenthusiastic sigh, after all it all sounds a bit of a chore. What we have found at Affio […]

If you haven’t made a Will you are in good company…

If you haven’t made a will, you’re in good company — or should I say bad company, because some of the excuses are up there with “the dog ate my homework”. According to some research done last year, more than half the adult population of the UK doesn’t have a will. Reasons why include: it […]