Sunlife’s Cost of Dying Report 2021 has found that the cost currently stands at £4,184*, up 1.7% since 2019, when it was £4,115. And since 2004, the average funeral costs have risen 128% since 2004.
As a campaigner against funeral poverty, this is a very concerning but all too familiar trend.
We believe that one reason people feel they have to pay these high prices is that there is no other option.
However there are alternatives that are dignified, more personal AND much less expensive.
Our advice is to take a moment to consider your options when organising a funeral or considering end-of-life planning
We offer direct cremation, which is sometimes described as a modern alternative. It provides the bereaved with the opportunity to organise a more personal send-off in a time-frame that is more suitable for them.
Direct cremation won’t be for everyone, but if you would like to discuss options that are open to you, then please do give us a call. We are a charity owned and operated, not-for-profit funeral directors, so our priority is your wellbeing – not profit.
Please do get in touch – 03000 11 33 11 or email email@example.com
*Sunlife average funeral cost is now weighted by the proportion of burials and cremations in the UK. They have updated the previous years’ figures to reflect this change in our calculation.