Why are funeral costs rising?

Only 14 years ago you would have paid around £1,920 for a basic funeral, today the same services cost up to £4,078,  an increase of 112%.

This includes the total cost of the funeral director’s fees, cremation or burial fees, and the minister or celebrant’s fees. Funeral director’s fees, including the collection of the deceased, coffin, hearse and care of the deceased, have risen by 3.3% in the last year due to external factors such as the increase in cost of land for burial sites, higher wages for crematorium staff and grave diggers, maintenance of crematoriums, the rise in fuel prices and cuts to local authority budgets leading to a rise in crematorium costs.

 

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