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Funeral Trends For 2018

When it comes to death, changes to ritual are slow on the up-take, but with the likes of direct cremation on the rise, we are really seeing the attitude to saying goodbye to our loved ones change rapidly in the modern world. When we talk about ‘trends’ in funerals, we’re…...

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97% Don’t Want Lavish Funerals, Report Reveals

New research has revealed that the vast majority of us – 97 per cent, in fact – aren’t keen on the idea of having a lavish funeral, with 47 per cent preferring the idea of a direct cremation (which costs just £1,712 on average). SunLife’s Cost of Dying 2018 report…...

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Most Expensive Places For A Funeral Revealed

There’s no escaping the cost of organising a funeral these days. Prices have increased across the country, but there are some areas where holding a funeral is considerably more expensive than others. This is according to research carried out by Beyond, the funeral price comparison site. The organisation revealed that…...

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Did You Know The Funeral Director Industry Isn’t Regulated?

Because they deal with matters of such deep importance, there are no doubt many people out there who simply assume that funeral directors in the UK are regulated – but a new report has in fact just revealed that 92 per cent of people in Britain do not know that…...

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1/5 People Will Choose Direct Cremations In Next 5 Yrs

Deciding what we want to happen when we die can be a very difficult subject to think about but you can’t deny the necessity of it. After all, we’re all going to shuffle off this mortal coil at some point in the future – and it would be nice to…...

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Where Can You Scatter Your Loved One’s Ashes?

Making the decision to opt for an affordable cremation is an easy one for some people, as they may have always thought about where they want their loved ones’ ashes to be scattered. However, before you open the cremation urn, it is important to check what the rules are on…...

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Top Ten Funeral Hymns & Tunes Revealed

Whether you’re planning your own funeral or doing so on behalf of a loved one who has recently passed away, something you’ll need to give a lot of consideration to is the music you want to play at the ceremony. It’s always a nice touch to choose songs and hymns…...

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Rising Number Of Paupers’ Funerals Highlighted

The number of people having so-called paupers’ funerals in the UK is on the rise, an investigation by ITV News found this month. Also known as public health funerals, they are what’s provided by the government when a family can’t afford to pay for a burial or cremation. The ITV…...

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Rising Cost Of Funerals Outstrips Cost Of Living Increases

New research has found that the cost of dying now outstrips the cost of living. The Scotsman shared figures from Beyond, a funeral services comparison site, which showed that the cost of living has climbed by a cumulative 7.67 per cent since 2015. However, in the same time period, the…...

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Rising Number Of People Crowdfunding For Funeral Costs

It’s no secret that the cost of funerals in the UK has been steadily climbing, to the point that many people struggle to find the money to cover the cost of a funeral for a loved one each year. Aside from adding considerable stress at a time in their lives…...

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