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Pay Now, Die Later: Funerals Uncovered TV Programme

I watched last night’s ITV Tonight show’s documentary ‘Pay Now, Die Later; Funerals Uncovered’ with varying degrees of frustration and sadness.Frustration at the lazy, one sided, sensationalised way the documentary was filmed and sadness that this blatant scaremongering will now put some viewers off pre-arranging their funeral services with a funeral plan.

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price wars 2018

I said it would happen but I think you can safely say that the funeral plan price war has officially started, courtesy of today’s announcement that Dignity has slashed its funeral plan prices. 

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sun life cost of dying report 2018

The latest SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2018 is now out, providing the latest news on funeral costs, as well as information on our attitudes to funerals and funeral planning.

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Royal London National Funeral Cost  Report 2018

The annual Royal London National Funeral Cost Index Report for 2018 has just been released and as usual makes interesting reading. Carrying the heading ‘Buried in Debt – The price of a good send off’

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joint funeral plans

Are you helping your parent choose a prepaid funeral plan? Single of joint funeral plans are available. Read more today.

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how long does a cremation funeral last?

Demand on crematoriums is high, however with cremation services now accounting for 77% of funerals and a decline in the number of religious church funeral services, how long should a cremation funeral take?

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best direct cremation plan

Direct Cremation is a relatively new funeral option available throughout the UK that simply separates the cremation process from the service. Quite simply it is a dignified cremation without a funeral service, so no family or friends in attendance; appealing to those looking for either a cheap cremation alterative or more frequently people who don’t want the worry and fuss of a funeral service.

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The man cave coffin

Jul 6, 2018

man cave coffin

I think all of us at some stage have asked ourselves the age old ‘desert island discs’ question – what things would we take with us if marooned on a desert island; what music, books or personal items you couldn’t bare to live without?

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cheap cremation funeral plans

With our changing attitude towards funeral tradition and soaring costs, an increasing number of people across the UK are now looking into cheaper low cost funerals, which is why there are now several prepaid funeral plans available which offer a cheap cremation alternative.

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latest funeral world news

These days funeral planning services in general are regularly making headline news; so much so that with the busy lives we lead, it can be hard to keep abreast of all the latest reports and updates.

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  • The Problem with Pay Now, Die Later: Funerals Uncovered TV Programme
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