Louise Eaton-Terry, funeral cost expert at Royal London comments on the announcement that the government will introduce legislation to regulate pre-paid funeral plans.
- A basic funeral costs £3,785 on average;
- Funeral debt in the UK is at £147 million;
- Individual debt is at an all-time high with people taking on an average debt of £1,990 to pay for a funeral, which is a 14% increase from the previous year (£1,744 in 2018)
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Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK, with assets under management of £138.9 billion, 8.6 million policies in force and 4,126 employees. Figures quoted are as at 31 December 2019.