Nearly a third of Brits put saving on the backburner

Almost 15 million Brits are digging themselves into deep financial trouble by not making any effort to save money.

This has been suggested by a new infographic from investment group AJ Bell, which highlights the real troubles that families could face if they don't start preparing for the future.

A survey from the firm's Youinvest arm shows that nearly a third of the population – or 31 per cent – are not making any savings and can effectively rule out planning for big events like their wedding, an overseas holiday or lavish purchases like a new car.

In addition to this, half of Britain (50 per cent) are not participating in a non-state pension scheme at their workplace, which could leave them without a solid foundation to fall back on following their retirement.

Indeed, according to a rundown of the infographic at youinvest.co.uk, saving