Could your family afford your funeral?
An average funeral costs £3,702 – a rise of over £140 since 2014. Our funeral cost index confirms that funeral costs continue to increase ahead of overall inflation.
Meanwhile, more than one in ten people struggle with funeral expenses – the average individual debt is now £1,318 per person. It’s a burden carried by family members at a time when they are least able to cope, emotionally and financially.
This study sheds particular light on the issue of funeral poverty, and the large numbers of people in the UK who get into financial difficulty as a result of paying for a funeral, or who cannot afford to pay for a funeral at all.