Fran Hall
For some reason, the UK’s largest provider of funeral related services prefers not to list their prices online. Happily, we have no such reservations about letting the public know the current cost of a funeral from a Dignity PLC owned business. (There are currently in the region of 780 funeral director
Fran Hall
Bereaved families in the Oxford area may be a little less pleased to know that the cost of having a relative cremated at their local Dignity owned crematorium will be £999 from next week onwards. Just a short journey towards London, a cremation at South West Middlesex Crematorium will cost
Fran Hall
In Burgundy coloured news  The Telegraph has been hard at work this month, convincing us that the funeral situation in the UK really is dire. On the 10th June, we heard about a grieving gentlemen in New Milton, Hants, who is digging a grave in his back garden to bury his 101
Fran Hall
Hats off to independent funeral booking website Funeralbooker for publishing their findings on the costs of funeral disbursements.   Funeral poverty shows no sign of abating as new data reveals the most expensive crematoria and cemeteries in the UK   Key points:   THE COST OF DYING CONTINUES TO RISE.   NEW
Charles Cowling
  Dignity’s figures are out. All going swimmingly, obviously. Mike McCollum looking good on his salary of £50K a week. Find the report here.
Charles Cowling
Dignity has just published its results for the 52 week period ending 25 December 2015. You can study them here. Headline figures for readers of this blog are: Profit per funeral: £1045 – a margin of almost 42%.   This was in spite of the fact that: “Approximately 24 per cent
Charles Cowling
  Doorstep scammers, con artists, cold callers, internet swindlers, rogue traders – these are just some of the predators that old people must learn to defend themselves against today. Besieged on all sides, they are. Who can they trust? Charities, surely? Not Age UK for starters, love. Oh no, not them. Them
Charles Cowling
  When the GFG started blogging all of 6 years ago, an appalled and furious undertaker rang his solicitor and instructed him to take out an injunction requiring us to cease and desist. The solicitor told him it didn’t quite work like that; had the GFG libelled him? No we
Charles Cowling
  The GFG blogged about Dignity earlier this week — and look what happened to the share price. Source
Charles Cowling
Capital expenditure at foot of page   And today’s difference is that between Dignity plc’s capital expenditure in the 52 week period ending 27 Dec 2013 — £12.4 million… and capital expenditure in the 52 week period ending 27 Dec 2013 — £1.4 million This saving of £11 million is huge in the context