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.

Lost for Words

Find out all about Lost for Words, our digital exhibition with acclaimed photographer Rankin, that reminds us that everyone will benefit from talking about death.

Find out more about Lost for Words

Royal London National Funeral Cost Index

Our annual National Funeral Cost Index report showed that people arranging a funeral during lockdown found it difficult to grieve due to Covid-19.

Funeral Cost Index 2020 Link to Royal London National Funeral Cost Index 2020 Download the latest report (PDF) Download the PDF version of the most recent Royal London National Funeral Cost Index report

Helpful guides

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.

When someone dies

When someone close to you dies everything can seem a bit of a blur and it can be hard to know what to do first. Read our guide on where to get help.

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Making a will

A will is a legal document that sets out who will get what when you die. Read our guide to why you should have one. 

Read more about Making a will

Power of Attorney

There may come a time when you no longer want or are able to make financial or other decisions for yourself. Read our guide to why you might want a Power of Attorney. 

Read more about Power of Attorney

Bereavement hub

Our bereavement hub has lots of helpful information and guidance on death and money matters, including what to do when someone dies, your money after a death and planning to protect your family.

Visit our bereavement hub Link to Bereavement hub section