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A Pauper's Funeral?

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As the cost of funerals continues to rise many people are fining it difficult to cover the cost.

 

One option is not to bother and then the local authority  have the responsibility. The paupers funeral is a legacy of the wonderful Victorian era and the feeling of shame still lingers. But why should it? You end up in the oven anyway and it seems a bit odd to me to scrimp and save, when you can't afford it, for something that you aren't going to be around to enjoy. Unless you are George Melly that is.

 

Of course if you want the option of being buried upright in a woodland in a wicker basket then serious consideration is required.

 

Anyway..........................

 

 

The poorest people in society cannot afford to pay the costs of funerals, a survey has revealed. Researchers said the average cost of dying – including funeral, burial or cremation and state administration – stands at £7,622, having risen by 7.1% in the past year.

 

They estimate that more than 100,000 people will struggle to pay for a funeral this year. The authors of the study at the University of Bath's Institute for Policy Research have called on the government to review the system of state support for funeral costs.

 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/21/poorest-people-cannot-afford-costs-of-dying

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Sometimes I can barely afford to live.... but dying is out of the question.

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Direct Cremation plus cremation charge will cost a lot less ..Under £2000...

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How can a bonfire cost £2000?

 

 

Probably the Fine...

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