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.