Report on Cost of Dying IncreaseJanuary 22, 2014 // No Comments
The Daily Mail and other news organisations have commented on a report by the University of Bath, funded by Sun Life Direct about the increasing costs of dying. There are various costs given in the report, depending on which additional services are provided, such as flowers and catering. Whilst the headlines quote huge costs of over £7ooo, the main purpose of the report was not to criticise funeral professionals, but to highlight the shortfall of Funeral Expenses Payment from the Social Fund.
SAIF has for many years campaigned to the DWP for an increase in Social Fund Payments and will continue to do so. You may read the article in the Daily Mail here.