In 2019, only 23% of funerals in the UK were with burials - a 4% drop from the year before.
Yet, prices have continued to rise and the average cost of a basic funeral with burial now stands at £4,975.
But how does this cost breakdown? And does it include the cost of a burial plot?
Reassured have provided this complete guide on the cost of burial UK, with everything you need to know.
We also look at the cheapest and most expensive places to have a burial, why a burial is more expensive than a cremation and how you can save money on burial costs.
The data in this article has been sourced from the SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2020.
Freeze rising burial costs with a prepaid funeral plan
Burial costs in the UK have risen 136% in the last 16 years; much faster than the rate of inflation.
Based on this, funeral costs are predicted to rise a further 20% in the next 5 years.
However, a prepaid funeral plan allows you to pay for your funeral at today’s rate, protecting loved ones from higher funeral costs in the future.
It also allows you to arrange the funeral yourself, relieving this difficult burden from your loved ones.
Reassured can compare quotes from a variety of plan providers on your behalf, helping you find the one that’s most suitable.
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