Cost of dying soars

A survey has revealed that the cost of dying has risen by 10.6% – seven times the rise in inflation – the biggest jump in six years.

Insurance specialist SunLife’s latest annual Cost Of Dying Report shows the total cost is now £8,427. This includes probate, headstones and flowers, as well as the basic cost of a funeral ... (more)

Brits want funeral to be celebration

Older Britons want their funeral to be a celebration of their life, says a study.

The survey, from research specialists Mintel, also found that the over-50s find it far easier to talk about funeral plans nowadays, and pointed to opportunities for funeral providers to expand their range of services... (more)


Coffin website adds ‘design your own’

The Somerset Willow Company has relaunched its willow coffin website with new features, including a ‘create your own coffin’ section.

An interactive tool allows funeral directors or their client families to choose a coffin design, its main colour and colour banding, and then see exactly what it will look like ... (more)


Revving up for a good cause

A funeral service operative has helped organise a charity motorbike display in North London for the ninth successive year.

Steve Barron, from Dignity-owned J H Kenyon, teamed up with pal Nick Gooddall to coordinate the display in aid of Grangewood School, a day school for primary-aged children with severe learning difficulties ... (more)

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