Funeral Costs Continue to Rise

Did you know? The average cost for a burial is now a staggering £5,446.

The latest OneFamily funeral costs tracker reveals that in the UK between 2012 and 2017 the average price of a cremation increased by a huge 33% from £2,896 to £3,894, while the price of a burial has risen by 26% to £5,446.

With the costs of both burials and cremations rising year on year, OneFamily Managing Director Georgina Smith had these comments:

“Unfortunately the cost of funerals has rocketed in the UK and when you consider that the average weekly income in the UK after tax is just £194 – death poverty is very real for many bereaved families who simply can’t afford to pay these bills. Many families left behind end up in debt through having to pay ever increasing bills to say goodbye. Families are increasingly reliant on each other financially whether it’s buying a house, funding education, or end of life costs.”

We are here to help, we’ve created and developed an online funeral cost calculator for you and your clients. It’s designed to show the rising costs of burials and cremations and highlight the need for award winning Guaranteed 50 Plus Life Cover.

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