Wills increasingly seen as employee benefit

The supplying of a Will writing service has become an increasingly popular employee benefit.

Companies have a responsibility to educate staff on the importance of writing a Will, and to advise them on the implications of dying intestate - without a Will.

Suzanne Porter, private client team director looks at how Wake Smith Solicitors can advise employers.

She said: “Nearly two thirds of adults in the UK have not prepared a Will, meaning that their possessions, money, property, and even dependent children could be left with someone they have not chosen.

“While many people assume that their property is automatically passed to relatives, this isn’t always the case. Ultimately, the government decides what to do with assets when someone dies intestate.

“By offering employees the facility to obtain a legally prepared Will, businesses are providing both a cost saving incentive and a socially responsible service to their staff.”

Wake Smith’s private client team offers employers the chance to help their employees through tailored plans.

Options include:

  • A visit/Zoom call by Wake Smith to company premises to discuss requirements and packages
  • Will-writing surgeries on site – staff do not need to use up holiday or stay after hours
  • Home visits – at no extra cost (daytime, evening or weekend)
  • Discounted prices on Wills for company workforce
  • Payment options – an employer can pay for the employee’s Will or a percentage of their Will
  • Safe, secure storage of the Will

For further information on why you should have a Will read:

https://www.wake-smith.co.uk/news/if-you-live-alone-and-don%E2%80%99t-have-much-to-your-name-%E2%80%93-do-you-need-a-will

On dying intestate:

https://www.wake-smith.co.uk/news/law-changes-if-you-die-without-a-will

On storing a Will:

https://www.wake-smith.co.uk/news/storing-your-will

On protecting yourself using professional advice:

https://www.wake-smith.co.uk/news/protect-yourself-with-professional-advice-for-lpas

To discuss your company requirements contact Suzanne Porter at suzanne.porter@wake-smith.com

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