Press Release - July 2020

British Seniors Funeral Report. A guide to costs and planning

We all want to enjoy our lives and make fond, long-lasting memories. Our funeral is the very last memory of ourselves, so we want it to leave a lasting impression.

View the report now.

Key Findings:

  • 47% of UK adults have had to help pay for a funeral, setting them back £2,000 on average.
  • 18–24-year-olds are 50% more likely to have to assist with a family member’s funeral costs, compared to over 55s.
  • The average cost of a funeral is £3,782.
  • Seven in 10 Britons say funerals are more expensive now than five years ago.
  • 57% of respondents have broached the subject of funerals, but three in 10 don’t like to talk about their own or other people’s funeral plans.
  • Full report available on request and can be found via the following link

Notes to Editors:

  • The data has been collated from two online surveys of 4,000 UK adults (nationally representative) and 1,500 UK adults (who have been involved in the planning of a funeral in the last five years).
  • If you would like to reference the report, please use the below:

British Seniors Funeral Report (2020), a guide to costs and planning,

  • British Seniors Insurance Agency is a leading UK specialist provider of over 50s life insurance.

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