Funeral costs

At a distressing time, funeral costs can add further worry to individuals and families. Funerals have been called ‘the ultimate distress purchase’. They are often planned in haste, under stress and few want to bicker over costs.

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Consumer rights

Funeral consumer rights Everyone is entitled to their rights as a consumer, especially at a potentially vulnerable time. If you are purchasing funeral services or products, take a little time to shop around. The directories above offer more than one option so you can call or email a couple to find the best option for […]

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Funeral teas

The funeral tea is a particularly British tradition. In the States, it’s pork at the parlor, American student Josh tells us. Funerals are usually held 9am-5pm. This means we have some unusual catering requirements… hence the ‘funeral tea’ – sandwiches and scones with a cuppa at 4pm, sherry and sandwiches at 10.30am in a hotel […]

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The Cost of Dying report

The average funeral costs between £3-4,000. With legal bills, the cost of dying is around £7,000. Not surprising, 1 in 5 people struggles to meet the costs. The Sun Life Cost of Dying report (produced with Bath Uni’s Centre for Death and Society) paints a stark picture about the average cost of dying and looks at the growing issue […]

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