Does your local funeral director have open prices?

Kath Inkpen works as a Campaigns and Research Co-ordinator at Citizens Advice St Helens - she found out first hand how difficult it was to get funeral directors to talk about price.

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People's stories

We really closely with bereaved people who've struggled with funeral costs. They also tell their stories to politicians and on TV, radio and in newspapers, to spread the word and help others avoid the problems they faced.

What is funeral poverty?


Funeral poverty is where the price of a funeral is beyond a person’s ability to pay. It is a growing national crisis most affecting those on the lowest incomes. 

In 2019, the average cost of a funeral in the UK was £3,785. 

This is a substantial amount of money which many people do not have. Furthermore, if a person is not able to afford this cost, there are very few options available to them.


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