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How to leave your mark: 3 unusual ways to scatter cremation ashes

on Mar 24, 2021 1:11:53 PM By | Kings Court Trust | Funeral
By now, we should all be aware of the importance of creating a Will. However, you may also want to leave other wishes that would not be legally binding in a Will, such as funeral wishes or guidance on where you would like your ashes to be scattered. You can include requests like these within your Will but there is no legal obligation for your loved ones to follow your wishes. There is also a chance that the Will may be retrieved after funeral plans have already begun. Therefore, if you have any funeral wishes or special places for your ashes to be scattered, it is recommended that you directly inform your loved ones during your lifetime.
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Arranging and paying for a funeral: The things you need to know

on Jul 24, 2018 9:20:42 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Estate Administration Funeral
Arranging a funeral is a task that needs to be considered and completed but it can make an already difficult time even more stressful. We appreciate that there is a lot to think about so we have created this blog post to outline what is involved in arranging a funeral and how you can afford the funeral expenses. 
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Why is the cost of death rising?

Past research has shown that the cost of death is soaring, with funerals becoming more expensive than ever before.  
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UK Councils pick up £1.7m bill for so-called 'paupers funerals'

on Nov 30, 2015 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Funeral Industry News Probate
The BBC has reported that the cost of public health funerals, also known as paupers’ funerals, has risen by almost 30% to £1.7m in the past four years.  The number of these funerals taking place has also risen by 11% over the same period.
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Dying in Leeds one of the highest costs in the country

on Feb 12, 2015 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Funeral Industry News
The cost of dying is continuing to increase at an alarming rate according to a recent report by BT and according to the Yorkshire Evening Post – the cost of dying in Leeds is actually one of the highest in the country.
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Bath In Top Ten Most Expensive Places For Cremations

Bath is one of the ten most expensive places in the UK to be cremated in, according to a report into soaring funeral costs.
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Government Urged to Use Tax to Over Soaring Funeral Costs

on May 30, 2014 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Blog Estate Planning Funeral Tax
The average cost of a funeral or cremation has soared 80% in the past ten years to around £3,456 and the current government relief is not sufficient to cover this bill.
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London Cemetery Offers Live 4G Video Feed from the Graveside

on Apr 14, 2014 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Blog Funeral
A cemetery in south-east London has turned to modern technology to allow anyone unable to attend a funeral ceremony to pay their respects by watching and listening to the service via their smartphone, computer or tablet.
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Dying Matters: You Only Die Once

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Dying Matters Coalition, set up by the National Council for Palliative Care to break society’s taboo about talking about dying and to encourage more people to make their end of life wishes known.
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