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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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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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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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