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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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Have You Discussed Your Funeral With Loved Ones?

Talking about what you want to happen when you die and how you’d like your funeral to be planned can seem like a morbid topic of conversation, but it’s actually very liberating to share your wishes with those you’re closest to. From 14 to 20 May was Dying Matters’ Awareness…...

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How Does Obesity Affect Funerals?

Obesity here in the UK appears to be a growing problem, with facts from Obesity Action showing that one in three adults are currently obese – a 380 per cent increase in the last 30 years from the eight per cent of obese adults recorded back in 1980. Each year,…...

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What To Consider When Planning A Cremation Service

Arranging a wake can be very overwhelming, with loved ones having to cope with very raw grief at the time. There are lots of thing to plan, which can feel very stressful, so we’ve put together a checklist of what to do when arranging a service.   –  Check for…...

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7 Memorial Ideas To Commemorate Loved Ones

There’s nothing harder than losing someone you love, but unfortunately it’s a time where you have to make some big decisions, especially if the person in question hasn’t decided whether they want a burial, a direct cremation or some other kind of service. Once the funeral and so on have…...

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Top Reasons To Choose A Cremation Over A Funeral

Dealing with how to lay your loved one to rest is a very difficult and sensitive subject, but it is one everyone will have to face at some point in their lives. That is why it is a good idea to learn more about the different options available to you.…...

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How To Choose A Cremation Urn

Something to bear in mind after you’ve sorted out affordable cremation for your loved one is what kind of urn you want to keep the remains in afterwards. A lot of the time, people do decide to scatter the ashes and aren’t especially concerned about the kind of receptacle but…...

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Will Wales Run Out Of Burial Space Soon?

Those of you in Wales thinking about sorting out your funeral plans and mulling over whether prepaid cremations might be the way to go may well decide this is the right path after hearing that the country could soon run out of burial space. Speaking to the BBC, Alex Glanville…...

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