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Families hit hard as cost of saying goodbye soars

Written by Tony O’Shea, Funeral Planning & Life Insurance Expert


Funerals are one of UK's fastest rising costs. Research shows that the cost of a basic funeral is continuing to increase at a rate outstripping inflation, wages and pensions.

Funeral Costs have soared by as much as 90 percent in the last decade and are continuing to rise at an alarming rate. According to reports, the average cost of a funeral in 2016 was £3,675 and this is expected to go up to £5,420 by 2021.

Over 100,000 people are struggling to pay for their funeral every year, with this worry being passed on to grieving loved ones. On average, families are experiencing a shortfall of £1,277, with ‘funeral poverty’ affecting more people than ever.

As well as the staggering costs, arranging a funeral for someone you love can be extremely difficult, as they try to balance the practicalities of the funeral with the emotional turmoil they are experiencing.

Luckily, there is a simple solution to ensuing that your wishes are met, whilst protecting your family and loved ones from the financial burden of your funeral – a funeral plan.

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A funeral plan lets you arrange and pay upfront for your funeral

  • You get the funeral you want - Take care of your funeral arrangements in advance
  • Relieves pressure - Spares your loved ones the stress of having to organise a funeral
  • Beats inflation - Saves money and fixes your funeral costs at today’s prices
  • Spread the cost - With flexible payment options, you can stagger the cost of a funeral plan
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"Making sure my family wouldn't have to worry about anything was very important to me.”

Many people worry over whether they’ll leave enough money behind to pay for everything. A funeral plan can be your final gift to your loved one, ensuring that they are not faced with any unexpected costs.

You also get to make all the decisions in advance, meaning your family and friends won’t be bombarded with questions or a potentially confusing list of options.

Nobody wants to think about their own funeral, but for as little as £1 per day, you can have the peace of mind knowing you are providing your family and friends with all the help and support they need during a distressing time.

Getting a funeral plan is easy and straight forward. Here is how to get started?

  1. Compare funeral plans - We can help you get the right funeral plan by completing our questionnaire
  2. Discuss your requirements– Get personalised quotes from suitable funeral plan providers
  3. Select a funeral plan - With guaranteed acceptance and no medical or health questions, you can plan ahead with a funeral plan that is right for you

Once your funeral plan is in place, you can be safe in the knowledge that everything is taken care of.

It’s easy to see why over one million people in the UK have already invested in a prepaid funeral plan. So don’t delay, get a quote to lock in your funeral costs at today’s prices.

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