Talk will focus on making a will and the importance of planning

By Anita Jaynes on 15 June, 2016

With 75 per cent of people dying without making a will, a talk this month at chartered accountants Banks BHG will focus on the importance of planning ahead.

The presentation at the Swindon-based firm on June 29 is the penultimate in Banks BHG’s popular series of free events, before a break for the summer. On July 13, the last meeting will be a networking breakfast.

Bernard Harrington, Banks BHG director and Stephen Horton, senior executive at Thrings solicitors, will jointly present the seminar, focusing on what people should consider when writing a will, lasting powers of attorney, securing assets through the use of trusts and inheritance tax planning.

“Making the best provision for your family or your business now and in the future requires careful financial planning,” said Bernard. “At the last count, a remarkable 75 per cent of people die without having made plans for their property or possessions. Many think their estate will automatically go to their next of kin but it’s just not that simple – they risk the Government taking it all if they die with no beneficiaries.

“It is especially important for business owners to make sure their business and assets are transferred correctly on their death.”

For more information and to book on to the seminar on June 29, which starts at 5.45pm and includes a light buffet, or the breakfast on July 13, which starts at 7.30am, visit

Pictured above: Bernard Harrington, director, Banks BHG