How much does a funeral cost? How much would cremation cost? That should not be the first thing on anyone’s mind after the loss of a loved one – but, as the cost of living crisis continues, it is inevitable that some grieving families may find themselves looking at estimates that far exceed what they can afford.
The cost of dying has been going up, and fast. In 2018, Britain’s competition watchdog found that funeral prices had been rising above inflation for well over a decade. By 2020, The annual SunLife Cost of Dying report found that funeral costs stood at more than double the £1,920 it recorded in 2004, when it first began collecting data. Despite a slight reduction reported in the 2022 report, funeral costs remain high.
It is unlikely for people to start shopping around to find the best price while they’re grieving a loss, which is something that can be leveraged to drive up prices. However, Funeral Market, the UK’s online funeral director, has a solution: through their packages, they offer prices up to 40% lower than the national average.
The Funeral Market Director, Sally Howarth, said, “We specialise in cremations without a service in the clients’ local area, but we also offer attended services anywhere in mainland UK. When you appoint us, you are provided with your own personal funeral planner who will ensure all of your requirements are met and the funeral type you have chosen is carried out to your exact wishes. We also offer 24/7 support all year long.
“We work with all UK crematoria, burial grounds, and cemeteries. When you arrange a funeral or cremation, our packages save you up to 40% compared to the average national price – all while getting the best funeral service for you and your family.”
According to the SunLife Cost of Dying 2022 report, the average cost of a basic funeral is £4,056; Funeral Market’s Cremation and Service package costs £2,590 plus £82 if doctors’ fees are payable – making its price 34.1% lower. The price for attended cremation, which provides a low-cost alternative, is 50.9% lower.
“We have been awarded the Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2022 in January of this year, which has been a real honour,” Sally added. “Feefo are an independent reviews provider, committed to collecting real customer feedback. The Trusted Service Award is a recognised symbol of trust, and we are proud to display the award so you know you can use our services with confidence.”
For more information visit https://thefuneralmarket.com