funeral planning

Direct cremations - the no-frills way to go

No one likes to think about their own funeral, but it is important to consider the costs. Direct cremations – which dispense with the pomp and ceremony of a traditional send-off – could save your family money.

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5,000 families a year still have to pay for children’s funerals, despite Prime Minister's promise to abolish charges

Ten months after the Prime Minister promised to scrap children’s funeral fees, leaders at Co-op funeral care have written to Theresa May asking why the proposed 'Children’s Funeral Fund' has not yet been established.

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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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