2022 Report Highlights Truths About Funerals and Cremations Across The UK

Steve Cooper May 2024 - 5 min read

Most of us are good at preparation and planning. We plan for holidays, for career development and life in general. However, there is one very important thing that most of us don’t plan and prepare for.

It’s guaranteed and can’t be avoided.


A YouGov study reveals that only 6% of adults in the UK have a pre-paid funeral plan. This is in stark contrast to Europe where, for example, 70% of adults in Holland have a funeral plan.*

This can cause big issues and stress for families who have to shoulder the years of funeral debt because arrangements were not made.

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The truth is the average cost of a funeral is predicted to rise 25% over the next 5 years. The average estimated cost of dying is £8864.**

  • Only 6% of adults in the UK have a pre-paid funeral plan*
  • Cost of a funeral is predicted to rise 25% over the next 5 years**
  • Estimated average cost of dying is £8,864**

The good news is, this stress and financial burden can be avoided.


By planning and paying for your funeral in advance, with a pre-paid funeral plan.

It’s straightforward, simple to set up and protects those you love from any funeral expense or emotional burden.

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The average cost for a cremation is £3,765 and the average cost of a burial is £4,927. Furthermore, these costs do not include any optional extras such as headstone, flowers or venue.

The exact costs will depend on your exact requirements and the plan you choose. Generally burials are more expensive than cremations due to the extra costs involved.

Regardless of costs, clever UK consumers are saving money by comparing plans with tools such as ProtectionPlans.

A worthwhile task that can save money.

If you don’t make sure plans are in place you could subject those you love to undue stress, financial burden and the emotional task of planning your funeral whilst they are grieving.

By doing this now you fix costs at today’s prices meaning the cost of your funeral won’t increase over time.

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ProtectionPlans can give you the peace of mind that you are covered and your family are protected. ProtectionPlans are here to assist you. Helping people across the UK to save money by matching them with suitable plans, that fix costs at today’s prices.

Your funeral, the way you want it. Secured with a cost-effective pre-paid funeral plan that protects those you love from any financial or emotional burden.

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