SunLife’s annual Cost of Dying 2015 report is out. And the good news is, the cost of dying is down by a whole £300. Which would be great except that’s down to £8,126. Ouch. Within that figure, the cost of a basic funeral is up to £3,693 and a quarter of the total cost, around £2,000 is for “the send-off”.
Still on highlights of the year… Best Alternative Funeral Hearse Award went to Clare Brookes and and Michelle Orton who run VW Funerals. A VW hearse… way to go! I asked Clare about winning the Good Funeral Award, why they think they won and how they got into this line of work.