Funeral Plans Newcastle Blog

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…

Pre-arranging a funeral service can help prevent family disputes after a death research shows

Family disputes after a death are extremely common. In fact research commissioned by Ecclesiastical Planning Services shows that as many as a quarter of deaths result in some form of family quarrel, with finances and funeral arrangements being the most common cause of disagreements. Steven Barrett of R.W. Barrett & Son  explains how pre-paid funeral…

Just one in four UK companies formally offers compassionate leave for employees

Research from funeral plan provider Ecclesiastical Planning Services has found that just 24 per cent of UK have a policy in place to offer compassionate leave to their staff members following the death of a loved one. The same study found that 65 per cent of the remaining firms force staff to take holiday or…

The benefits of a pre-paid funeral plan

Pre-paid funeral plans are an effective and often good-value way to make funeral arrangements in advance. Here are just some of the key benefits of funeral pre-planning which explain the soaring popularity of pre-paid funeral plans today.   Pay your funeral director’s fees in advance A funeral plan allows you to fix your funeral director’s…

An introduction to pre-paid funeral plans

There comes a time in every lifetime when making financial provision for the inevitable costs and decisions that come with a funeral service makes practical sense. The recent popularity of pre-paid funeral plans indicates that more of us are choosing to take responsibility for these costs and spare those we leave behind the difficult decisions…

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