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Cost of funerals driving families into debt

on Mar 31, 2016 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Funeral Industry News
A report from the Work and Pensions Committee is urging an overhaul of the funeral support system with even the most basic funeral costs driving families into debt.
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Rise in probate fees could see bereaved families struggle

A Ministry of Justice (MoJ) proposal will result in a sharp rise in probate fees and potentially significant cash flow problems for bereaved families, reports The Telegraph.
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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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