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Unjustified funeral price hikes for vulnerable people trigger 'major' funeral market probe

The competition watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) says consumers have been subject to above-inflation price hikes for over a decade.

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Co-op offering to beat any other funeral provider on price

A funeral price war is starting, with Co-op slashing prices as well as introducing a range of new measures to tackle funeral affordability.

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Cremation 'monopoly' force prices up

Families living in areas with few cremation services are being stung by higher cremation costs, thanks to a monopoly effect.

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Unscrupulous funeral plan providers face crackdown

The government has launched a review of the funeral planning market and announced measures to regulate the industry more tightly.

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Co-op launches new direct cremation service

Co-op Funeralcare has announced the launch of a new direct cremation service that slashes funeral costs for people who do not want a traditional send off.

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Child burial fees to be waived in England

Parents in England will no longer have to meet the costs of burials or cremations for children who die under the age of 18.

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The age at which Brits consider their own funeral revealed

The average age at which a person thinks about their own funeral is 51, according to research from the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA).

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Over 50s plans failing to cover funeral costs

Millions of families using over 50s plans to cover the cost of a funeral could find themselves with a hefty bill when their loved ones die, according to new research from Co-op Funeral Care.

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How to plan a funeral and save money

With the average send-off costing £4,000, letting your loved ones know your preferences – or making your own plan – could save them upset and money.

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Funeral payment claims to be made easier

From next year, it should be easier for bereaved families and friends to claim funeral payments.

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