The rising cost of funerals is leaving many people struggling to cope with the financial burden of paying for their loved one's send off. At Royal London, we have a proud history of supporting families to avoid funeral poverty – it’s why we were founded.
We lead and influence the Government and industry, and provide practical support, to help people have an affordable and dignified funeral.
The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered a greater awareness of the need to openly approach the subject of death and funeral planning to prevent funeral poverty. We want to help make these conversations easier and overcome the taboo around death in society.
Breaking the silence around death
Our new book How to Die Well is a practical guide to death, dying and loss, featuring inclusive cultural conversations and all-important support and resources for anyone dealing with death.
Our guides provide information and guidance on a range of issues to do with death and your money. They also point you in the right direction if you need further assistance or support.
The penny drops podcast: Why we should all be talking about death
On this episode, Andrea Fox is joined by two special guests, TV presenter and published author Jeff Brazier and photographer and filmmaker Rankin, to have an open conversation about death and how we can all feel more comfortable discussing it.
Planning for end of life arrangements
Thinking about death can be hard, but putting plans in place for when you die can make a very difficult time easier for your loved ones.
Paying for a funeral
Find out what the average cost of a funeral is, what help is available towards the costs of a funeral and how to plan ahead to cover the costs.
The penny drops podcast: Why planning for death is so important
In this episode of 'The penny drops', our host Andrea Fox joins finance journalist and BBC broadcaster Guy Kilty to talk end-of-life planning and why it’s important to think about it early on.