‘What needs to change is the cost of a funeral, and the financial support for those who need it.’

Claire Brandon on expensive funeral costs

't Down to Earth, whenever we discuss funerals in the media, someone will say how they avoided the funeral industry altogether and did it themselves.' | Photo: Noah Silliman / Unsplash.

Last month, Royal London released some research on funerals in the UK, showing average costs at an all-time high of £3,785, and an average debt of £1,990 taken on by those who have to borrow. This is incredibly worrying, but is there an alternative?

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