New research shows that almost a quarter of people aged 50 and above, who have had to arrange a funeral for someone else, have used money from their own savings to cover the cost.
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The movement towards a more open approach to mortality continues its momentum.
70% of over 50s would like to have music played at their funeral service, with Andrea Bocelli’s ‘Time to Say Goodbye’ among the most popular track selections.
With a responsibility to inform the public that not all funeral plans are the same, our ‘Look for the purple flower’ campaign aims to raise awareness of the differences between pre-paid funeral plans bought in different ways.
New research reveals that nearly half of men aged 50 and above have never spoken to those closest to them about their own funeral wishes.
The Funeral Planning Authority (FPA) is a voluntary regulator for the funeral planning industry which exists to protect consumers who want to make funeral arrangements in advance.
The recent return of the three-part series, broadcast by BBC’s number one talk radio station, has brought the conversation about death and dying into public consciousness.
Every year it seems a list of the most popular funeral songs from the last 12 months is released.
75% of over 50s say door-to-door funeral plan sales are ‘unacceptable’, 14% find the practice ‘intimidating’, and only 1% believe it to be ‘useful’.
Dealing with death is never easy for adults, but for children, loss can be inexplicable and, in many cases, life-altering.
As social media helps to raise awareness of the environmental impact of funerals, the popularity of eco-friendly alternatives has exploded.