The latest in the Daily Mail has a rather scary headline "Families hit by 50% hike in the price of funerals", this is a little misleading as it's not a general increase, but specific to certain areas depending on where you live.
The Independent newspaper carried a story on the 27th of April 2016, claiming that the NHS is being funded “on a wing and a prayer”, whilst at the same time trying to find £22 billion in so-called efficiency savings.
This is the uncomfortable – not to say extremely worrying – concern of any patient on a typically long waiting list for necessary treatment.
I always suggest that if they need to call it anything then call it a ‘gathering’. Or just say that after the service everyone is warmly invited to join them for refreshments at so-and-so venue
But do you simply buy the travel provider’s insurance at the time you book your holiday – or do you do what we consider is the sensible thing and compare the market for travel insurance?
Unless someone recommends a funeral director to you, your first job will be to go online or if you prefer the more traditional Yellow Pages, but how do you choose?
According to a story in the newspaper Western Daily Press on the 12th of May 2016, customers throughout the country may be paying a staggering £4billion a year more than they need to during the course of any single year. The reason appears to be a simple question of inertia, with many consumers failing to review their current energy deals, comparing what alternatives are on offer and switching, where appropriate, to a different supplier or different tariff.
“It’s about taking the financial burden away from your family,” says Ashley Shepherd, managing director at Over50choices, a comparison site specialising in funeral planning. “We’ve seen a big growth in people choosing this option over the last couple of years, and I think that’s in part because death has become less taboo and is now a much more mainstream part of financial planning.
“It’s also grown because people are realising that with interest rates so low, and with yearly funeral inflation around 6 per cent, it’s a good place to put your money if you don’t readily need it. You’re getting a better return, and saving your loved ones from the burden.”
It only takes a few minutes to compare quotes once you have your existing energy bills too hand.
And then all you have to do is decide on which company and tariff you prefer.
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