PODCAST: How much do funerals cost?
Funeral prices have risen well above the rate of inflation, so can your loved ones afford the costs when it comes to passing away? Currently 17% of us struggle to afford a funeral and that figure is only set to increase.
Financial burdens are a big enough worry for most people, without the conflict of a relative passing away. End of life costs peaked at £7,114 in 2012 – that’s including everything from the ceremony to the death certificate as well as the non-essential extras like the flowers and the catering.
There’s no law to say we have to have a funeral service so why are we spending so much money on them? To find out more watch and listen to our audio slideshow podcast.
LISTEN: How much do funerals cost?
- Money Advice Service
- The Natural Death Centre
- Citizens Advice (Consumer Direct)
- The National Association of Funeral Directors