Could your family afford your funeral?
Could your family pay for your funeral?
In 2016, the average funeral cost in the UK was £3,675. Our funeral cost report notes that burial costs continue to rise because of plot shortages – by 2026, the average UK funeral cost could rise to £4,480.†
1 in 7 families struggle to pay for a funeral for a loved one, with a record level of ‘funeral poverty’ debt of £147 million. It’s a burden carried by family members at a time when they are least able to cope, emotionally and financially.
The report 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.