Trebles all round

Charles Cowling

Money in jar

From the Evening Standard

Dignity, the funeral care specialist, has again shown there is only one line of work guaranteed to be recession-proof: death.

The group increased the number of funerals it performed to 63,200 last year as it benefited from a rise in deaths in Britain to 551,000.

This helped buy cialis from mexico Dignity, the UK’s only-listed funeral care operator, post a 13% rise in full-year pre-tax profits to £45.4?million, with revenues up 9% to £229.6 million, driven by its raising the average cost of a funeral to £3500.

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Andrew Hickson
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Agreed David. And for ‘a few hundred’ substitute ‘over a thousand’ in quite a few cases!

David Holmes
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Rejoice! Independent family funeral directors should celebrate this news.

If Dignity Plc are charging an average £3,500 for a funeral, and our friends at Funeralcare are not far behind them, then these giants are setting the price of a funeral in Britain.

Many independent’s around the country will be charging a few hundred pounds less than this figure – which whatever way you look at it, still seems like an an extraordinarily large sum of money, for doing what is involved in most UK funerals?

I predict changes ahead.