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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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funeral planning coffin

Along with the summer, the 1st June marks the dawn of another important day; the day when both the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the Treasury announced their reviews on both funeral costs and prepaid funeral plans in the UK.

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over 50 life insurance

Do you want an all singing all dancing funeral plan that covers everything, or are you happy just paying for the essential funeral costs and leaving the rest until the time comes?

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is a direct cremation a good idea

Direct Cremation is a relatively new type of funeral but one that is growing in popularity. Although it will probably not become the norm as the majority of the UK still hold firm with wanting a more traditional funeral service

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cheap funeral plans

A report exposing how cheap funeral plans can leave families with more to pay has hit the headlines again today threatening to tarnish the funeral plan industry’s reputation however this is not necessarily a bad thing. 

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