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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.…

Here’s how the funeral industry is changing faster than ever before

The funeral landscape is constantly changing; from eco-ceremonies and alternative therapy for those bereaving to new ways of tailoring funeral arrangements. Here are the latest issues and trends currently facing the funeral industry and the public:   Burial space jam The rising cost of funerals and the increasing lack of burial space has been purported…

Top 10 funeral misconceptions revealed: 1 in 10 people believe the Government covers costs

A poll has exposed a startling list of funeral misconceptions including that 12 per cent of people in the UK believe that the government covers funeral costs for UK citizens.   The research, conducted by national funeral plan provider, Ecclesiastical Planning Services, polled 1,763 UK residents, all of whom were aged 18 or over, with…

People expect funerals to be £1,275 less than actual costs study shows

A study conducted by a provider of funeral plans in the UK has revealed a substantial gap of £1,275 between the actual average funeral cost compared to the expectations of funeral expenses according to Britons who have not yet had to organise one.   Research from a UK provider of funeral plans has unveiled that…

A third of Britons’ first experience of death comes from films

A recent study has found that almost a third of people in the UK had their first encounter with the subject of death and dying through a film. The same study also found that almost half of Britons had lost a loved one before their 10th birthday.      The study by Ecclesiastical Planning Services…

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