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Cost of dying increases to £7248

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Sun Life Direct’s fifth annual cost of dying report says death-related costs such as funerals; probate, headstones and flowers have increased to an average of £7248, representing a dramatic rise of 20% since 2007 and over £400 since last year. Funeral costs have increased by 61% over the past seven years, and prices will continue to rise for the foreseeable future.


In a survey of 1000 people, 44% had not planned for their funeral because they expected family and friends to organise and fund it.

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