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Over 50s would choose to spend final 24 hours with ‘family, friends and partners’ or ‘in the pub’

New research reveals how people aged 50 and above would choose to spend their time if they were given just 24 hours to live. Spending time with friends, family, or a romantic partner and in the pub were all popular responses.   A survey, commissioned by pre-paid funeral plan provider Ecclesiastical Planning Services, asked 439…

Half of pet owners hold formal funeral services for their pets when they pass away

A poll by a provider of funeral plans in the UK has unveiled that 51 per cent of animal owners have held a funeral for their deceased pets, with one tenth of these arranging a formal ceremony to say their final farewells at an average cost of £105.   Forget a shoebox buried in a…

Nearly three quarters of over 50s would prefer their funeral to be environmentally friendly

A recent survey has found that most people aged 50 and above would prefer their own funeral service to be ‘green’ or eco-friendly.     Climate change was brought to the forefront of government policy last year when record-breaking temperatures scorched the UK throughout the summer months. In line with this, the vast majority of Britain’s…

Two thirds of over 50s believe the world is a worse place now than it was when they were growing up

New research shows the vast majority of over 50s believe the world has become a worse place than when they were growing up.   The survey, commissioned by funeral plan provider Ecclesiastical Planning Services, asked 1,000 people aged 50 and above whether they believe the world is a better place to grow up in now…

How to make a funeral more personal

The number of personalised funerals, which aptly reflect the life of the deceased, is increasing yearly. Here is our guide to finding innovative ways to make sure that the funeral is a heartfelt, personal occasion which will be remembered.   Photographs and mementos One of the most popular ways families can personalise a funeral service…

Here’s how funeral plans are different to over-50s life insurance policies

Life insurance policies differ vastly from pre-paid funeral plans in qualification requirements, pay-out and structure. Follow our straight-forward guide below to easily cut through the fine-print and quickly discover the best option for you.   What are they? A pre-paid funeral plan is an agreement between a customer and a funeral director that a funeral…

Older generations believe ‘family’, ‘good health’ and ‘love’ are most important for a happy life

A recent survey has found that family, good health and loving relationships are considered the key to living a contented life by people aged 50 and above in the UK. The same research also saw seniors warn against pursuing material possessions and consumerism.   Commissioned by Ecclesiastical Planning Services, one of the UK’s leading funeral…

More Than Half of Over 60s Have No Plans in Place for Their Funeral

A poll has revealed that 55 per cent of people aged over 60 have no plans in place for their own funeral, potentially leaving their loved ones to take care of funeral arrangements on their behalf.    A poll conducted by a UK provider of funeral plans has revealed that more than half (55 per…

Nearly a quarter of people left to arrange a funeral for a loved one have used their own savings to pay for it

New research shows that almost a quarter of people aged 50 and above, who have had to arrange a funeral for someone else, have used money from their own savings to cover the cost.   A survey, commissioned by funeral plan provider Ecclesiastical Planning Services1, asked 1,000 people aged 50 and above how they had…

A third of funerals aren’t followed by a wake, often due to costs

According to research from a UK funeral plan provider, 37 per cent of UK citizens who had to organise a funeral did not provide a wake afterwards, with 43 per cent of people citing budget constrictions as the reason for this.   It is no secret that funeral costs are sharply rising year on year.…

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