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UK Deaths ‘Peak In Second Week Of January’

The second week of January is when more people will die in the UK than at any other time of the year, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows. Sharing the ONS research, the Independent noted that the main reasons for the spike in deaths at this time…...

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Drivers Reminded To Not Drink And Drive To Cut No Of Christmas Fatalities

Christmas can be a really joyous time of the year for many people, but for some, it is the saddest. As people all around the country join together to see their friends and family, it is a stark reminder for those who have lost loved ones that they can’t. And…...

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Would You Know How To Start Making A Will?

Nobody likes to think about dying and what will happen to friends and family once they’re no longer around – but it’s something that absolutely must be done, especially if you do have dependents whose lives would be dramatically changed if you suddenly weren’t around. That’s why making a will…...

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Government Confirms Paid Parental Leave

From 2020, parents and primary carers will be entitled to two weeks of paid bereavement leave in the event that their child dies. The government is introducing the policy under the Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Act, with Personnel Today noting that the people eligible to take paid leave if…...

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Average Funeral Funding Help Just £983

It’s perhaps not something that you like to think about, but have you considered just how you might meet the costs of a funeral of a loved one if they didn’t have any pre-arranged payment plan in place? Chances are, given that the average cost of a full funeral these…...

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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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