Charles Cowling
  The Times has reported Dignity plc’s results here(£). Briefly: Pre-tax profits are up 15 per cent to £52.9 million. Prepaid funerals contributed £6.7 million of this. The bonus pool is £2.5 million and all fulltime staff have been given ‘a payout equivalent to’ £1000. Final shareholder dividend of 11.83p a
Charles Cowling
  Sexual intercourse began, Philip Larkin reckoned, in 1963. So, roughly, did the secular funeral. It was about this time that the BHA began to develop its celebrant network. Uptake wasn’t dramatic at first; most unchurched people carried on having bleak and meaningless duty-minister funerals all the same. By the turn