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The NAFD Funeral Promise

Perfect Choice Funeral Plans are carried out by funeral directors that are members of the National Association of Funeral Directors. The NAFD has set high standards for funeral directors to follow since 1905 - read more about the NAFD Funeral Promise

 

Ways to pay for a funeral

Find out how to pay for a funeral - explore different avenues and options

 

How to plan a funeral on a budget. Top tips for keeping funeral costs down 

Read our guide to keeping funeral costs down

 

Forgotten funeral costs

Read our guide to the most commonly forgotten funeral costs

 

Almost a third of Britons want their ex-partners at their funeral

As the family structure changes and extended families become more common, it's interesting to see that almost a third of Britons would want their ex-partners at their funeral. Read more here

 

Almost a quarter of 18 - 30 years old have started to plan their own funeral

Our latest research shows that almost a quarter of 18 - 30s have started to plan their funeral

 

Would you want to know how and when you die?

More than half of Britons have revealed that they would want to know how and when they die if it were possible to see into the future! Read more in our latest survey here

 

The rise of the ecological/green funeral

Find out more about the rise of the ecological/green funeral

 

Relationship advice most commonly given during deathbed conversations

Our latest research looks at the most common topics for conversation when people are on their deathbed

 

Funeral customs from around the world

Find out about different funeral customs from around the world

 

1 in 4 experiences mental health issues

Ecclesiastical staff member raises awareness of the need for increased funding into mental health research - read more here

 

How to help others with grief

Coping with the loss of a loved one can be extremely difficult. We've put together a short guide on how to help others cope with grief  

 

Top 5 tips for completing the ulitmate bucket list

If you're considering putting together a bucket list of things to do before you die, read our top 5 tips for creating the ultimate bucket list

 

Top 4 latest funeral trends

From new and alternative eco or 'green' funeral/memorial options to rising concerns over burial space, see our latest funeral trends here  

 

Most shocking celebrity deaths

Here we reveal the most shocking celebrity deaths

 

Funeral flowers versus charitable donations

More and more people are opting for charitable donations instead of floral tributes at funerals

 

New technology being used at UK funerals

Find out more about some of the technology being used at UK funerals

 

How to personalise a funeral

See examples of how you can add personal touches to a funeral

 

Popular funeral poetry

See examples of popular funeral poems here

 

Changing opinions on death with social media

Social media is changing views on death and dying - see more here

 

Tips for writing a funeral eulogy

See our top tips for writing a funeral eulogy here

 

Almost a third of Britons have had a near death experience

A near death experience can change a person's outlook on life - read more about the most common near death experiences

 

How to plan a funeral

Read our step by step guide on how to plan a funeral

 

Legal professionals have the most expensive funerals

Research reveals that legal professionals spend the most on funerals in our latest survey

 

Latest news about the right to die legislation

Here we take a look at the latest news regarding the right to die legislation

 

Most and least extravagant funerals

Here we take a look at some of the most and least extravagant funerals

 

How to cope without a grieving place

Advice and tips on coping with grief without a final grieving place

 

Three fifths of Brits would support the legalisation of euthanasia

Latest research and public opinion on the legalisation of euthanasia

 

A look at fears surrounding attending a funeral

Here we take a look at some of the common fears surrounding attending funerals and what you can do to reduce any anxiety

 

Almost one third of Britons have missed a funeral

Almost a third of Britons have missed the funeral of a friend or family member. Find out the reasons why people choose not to attend a funeral here

 

Funeral etiquette guide

Read our funeral etiquette guide here

 

Top 10 most iconic/memorable death scenes in film

The country have voted for their Top 10 most memorable death scenes in movies - Disney's Mufasa in The Lion King was voted the most memorable. Click here to see the full results. 

 

Death in the media

Here we take a look at how death is dealt with by the media - click here to read more

 

One in five clebrate the life of a loved one before they die

One fifth of Britons have attaneded a life celebration for a loved one before they die - read more here

 

Tips for planning a pre-death celebration or life event

More people are having a pre-death celebration before they die - find out more about arranging such an event

 

How to explain loss to a child

Read more about explaining the loss of a loved one to a child

 

Grief and children

Grief affects people and children in different ways - here are some tips to help children cope with grief

 

Visiting a family members grave

Our latest research shows that half of Brits do not regularly visit a loved one's grave - read more here

 

How gravestones have changed over time

Find out more about how gravestones have changed over time

 

Tips for dealing with grief at work for employers

See our tips for handling grief at work for employers

 

Top tips for handling bereavement with your employer

See our top tips on handling grief and bereavement with your employer

 

A quarter of Brits are left with a loved one's debt after they die

The average outstanding debt is £1,450 with 61% being credit card debt - read more here

 

Latest news on funeral costs

Latest research shows funeral costs continue to rise

 

Top tips for reading a eulogy at a funeral

See our handy guide for reading a eulogy

 

Pre-plan and pre-pay for your funeral and reduce the chance of a family feud

Our research shows that a quarter of deaths lead to family feuds and fall-outs, with 60% fuelled by disputes over finances. Find out more here

 

Expectations of funeral costs don't match reality

Our latest research shows a £1,275 gap in perceived funeral costs and actual costs - the best way to alleviate funeral costs is to do your homework and pre-plan - find out more here

 

Only one third of eulogies are read by family members

Read more about our latest survey on funeral eulogies and tributes here

 

55% of over 60s have no funeral plans in place

Our latest research shows that 55% of over 60s have no funeral plans in place with the main reason being cited as financial strains - read more here

 

The rise of the pet funeral

Half of pet owners hold funerals for deceased pets - read more here

 

Keeping funeral costs down

Find out more about what you can do to keep funeral costs down

 

Most popular funeral songs

Click here to view the most popular funeral songs in Britain

 

2/3rds of Britons only see extended family at funerals

Our latest survey shows that 2/3rds of Brits only see extended family such as cousins and grandparents at funerals. Read more here

 

Popular places for ashes to be scattered

We've looked into the most popular places for people to spread the ashes of a loved one. Read more here

 

Funeral wakes

Our latest study shows that more than a third of funerals in the UK are not followed by a wake. Find out more here

 

Top 10 funeral misconceptions

Our latest study reveals the top 10 funeral misconceptions - click here to see the results.

 

Is this the death of compassionate leave?

Our latest survey reveals that only one in four companies have a formal compassionate leave policy in place. This can be an added worry for those dealing with bereavement. Find out more here

 

The rise of the rainbow funeral

It would appear that colours are the new black in terms of funeral attire - we conducted a recent survey, which reveals that the ‘rainbow funeral’ is on the rise in the UK. Read more here

 

Would you want to live online forever?

With over 32m Britons now on Facebook and over 10m on Twitter a growing issue is emerging which many are yet to consider - what happens to your online profiles after you die?

We carried out a YouGov survey and asked people "Would you want to live online forever?" and other related questions. View the summary of results here

 

The cost of dying soars to £7,000

A new study has revealed that the average cost of a funeral has risen to more than £7,000. It’s vital that people plan ahead. Read more here

 

Britain’s youngest undertaker

A Welsh teen has become the youngest undertaker in Britain at the age of 16 – and now has her sights on becoming the country’s youngest embalmer.

 

Arranging a funeral

Find out more about arranging a funeral on the Directgov website.

 

Coping with bereavement

The death of a loved one can be devastating. Find out more about how to cope with bereavement here

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