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They all began to make excuse

People put off making wills for all sorts of reasons. Julia McGuinness names five of the most popular excuses

DEATH and money are topics that are often avoided in British con­versa­tion. So when it comes to setting our affairs in order, many people put off making a will.

Lauren Smith, the head of the private-client department at the solicitors Parker, Rhodes and Hick­motts, in Rotherham, says: “Half of the clients coming to me to write their will say the issue has been on their ‘To do’ list for at least a year.”

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When the nation needs a shared sense of sacrifice

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