Joseph C Roberts offers a fixed price complete cremation funeral service, to cover the costs of arranging an appropriate send-off for yourself or your loved ones, with no hidden surprises to cause concern at this difficult time.

According to a recent article in the Telegraph financial services, a survey of 23 million people in the UK by Opinium Research has revealed the worrying statistic that 1 in 3 have no idea how their own funeral costs would be met.

With funeral costs rising on average to around £4,000, the desire to arrange an appropriate funeral for a loved one is becoming a headache to many UK families. Opinium Research found that around 45 percent of the UK population have made no provision for their own funeral costs, leaving family members to pick up the bill.

Of those surveyed across the UK, 24 percent confessed that they would be obliged to take on debt to pay the funeral costs for family members. With average funeral debts amounting to £1,680, The Royal London National Funeral Cost Index calculates the cost of funeral poverty nationwide to be a record high of £160 million. Gordon Swan, Director of Communications for Golden Charter, put the cause of the problem down to lack of increase in government assistance for funerals.

The British Seniors Insurance Agency, who commissioned the study by Opinium Research, predicts that by 2027, 16 per cent of people will be faced with using their salary to pay for a loved one’s funeral costs, or failing that, some will take on credit card debt or use pay day loans.

These statistics highlight the benefits of fixed price pre-paid funeral plans, to avoid the worry of unexpected expense at an already difficult time for the bereaved family. Sales of prepaid funeral plans have grown by more than 350 per cent in the past decade, to a record high, of 210,000 plans sold in 2016. For confidential, sympathetic, and professional advice about how to cover funeral costs for yourself, or a loved one, consult Joseph C Roberts, where professionalism and transparent pricing are assured.


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