The Funeral Planning Authority (FPA) is a voluntary regulator for the funeral planning industry which exists to protect consumers who want to make funeral arrangements in advance.
The recent return of the three-part series, broadcast by BBC’s number one talk radio station, has brought the conversation about death and dying into public consciousness.
Our survey has revealed that people are most likely to choose a local funeral director when planning their funeral in advance.
Every year it seems a list of the most popular funeral songs from the last 12 months is released.
75% of over 50s say door-to-door funeral plan sales are ‘unacceptable’, 14% find the practice ‘intimidating’, and only 1% believe it to be ‘useful’.
Dealing with death is never easy for adults, but for children, loss can be inexplicable and, in many cases, life-altering.
As social media helps to raise awareness of the environmental impact of funerals, the popularity of eco-friendly alternatives has exploded.
Most over 50s would choose to have their children speak at their funeral 'if anything were possible'.
Pre-paid funeral plans are an often cost-effective way to make financial provision for your funeral service in advance.
A number of high-profile celebrity funeral services, which were pre-planned, have highlighted the importance of making arrangements in advance.
The pre-paid funeral plan market is ever-changing and the level of service required differs greatly from person to person.
A new survey shows that 71% of over 50s say they are comfortable discussing funeral arrangements.