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What Will Your Eulogy Say?

How to write a eulogy, an important part of most funeral & memorial services is the eulogy

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partner dies tomorrow

When it comes to the death of a partner our blinkered approach to the impact it will almost certainly have on our lives

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A lack of bereavement support for those who need it most

Its not difficult to see why the maximum payout of £700 from the Social Funeral Fund is demisery.

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People turning to payday loans to fund funerals

A staggering £576m has been borrowed from payday loans to pay for loved ones funerals over the past 5 years

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The shocking truth about funeral plans!

Shocking truth number 4, funeral plans are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

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Will the government pay for my funeral?

There is a state funded Social Fund Funeral Payment system in place but it hasn't been updated for many years.

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What are green funerals?

An environmentally friendly or green funeral is an alternative to a traditional funeral

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funeral planning authority

Prepaid funeral plans are regulated by the FCA but by the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA).

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rising cost of funerals

By 2025 funeral costs will exceed £6,000 – you can see for yourself by using our funeral calculator.

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age co funeral plans

The Age UK Funeral Plan is provided by one of the companies we work with Dignity Read more

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