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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.

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 said “ the wish to pass something onto your children is a basic, human and natural aspiration” With this in mind then you would think that the majority of peo

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 is that far from being a chore it actually becomes a very positive emotional experience. Think about it like this, you are spending time really thinking about the life you have built and the things you have now th

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 will bring you bad luck, and everyone knows you are bound to die as soon as you so much as think about making one. Then there’s the “I’m a busy person” routine. You just haven’t got round to it. Anyway, you’re
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