Fran Hall
Guest post by Ruth Phelps of www.borca.co.uk I opened my stall on Norwich Market in January 2016 and stock sustainably-resourced willow, green ash and rush baskets from household laundry baskets to bike and log and picnic hampers and much more. I additionally stock Fairtrade baskets from Palestine and seek to
Fran Hall
Fresh out of the box and ready for reading, here’s the e-book that is essential for the library of anyone with an interest in anything funereal. Or actually anyone with an interest in life. Enough said. Published today. Buy it here.  
Fran Hall
Guest post by Howard Hodgson   THE FASHION OF DEATH ALWAYS FOLLOWS THE FASHION OF LIFE. ‘In the midst of life we are but in death, of whom may we seek for succour but thee oh Lord, who for our sins art justly displeased’ are words that most of us
Fran Hall
Like you, at GFG Towers we’ve been waiting for summer to start. No sign so far, so rather than watching the umbrellas go up at Wimbledon yet again, we’ve wangled invitations to a whole number of gatherings of the great and the good in funeralworld. Indoor ones. First up was a
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
  When John Taplin of Open Prepaid Funeral Plans first proposed that we work together to create a GFG funeral plan I told him to f*** off. Not in so many words. I was icily polite. I was practised in the art having previously spurned the seductive sweet talk of another funeral
Fran Hall
In a report published today the Work and Pensions Committee says the UK Government should follow the lead of the Scottish Government and conduct a broad review of burials, cremations and funerals, with a view to making changes that have a long-term impact on funeral inflation and reduce funeral poverty.
Charles Cowling
  Because of the stubborn refusal of all but a small number of undertakers to post their prices online, there’s a commercial opportunity for an entrepreneur who can offer a useful price+value comparison service for bereaved people. First out of the blocks was FuneralChoice which offers its service free to undertakers and consumers and depends on mystery
Charles Cowling
  “People are also turning to alternatives to the traditional funeral. Some are holding do-it-yourself funerals, and even having to bury relatives in their back garden. A number of companies are offering cut-price funerals, including “direct” cremations that have no formal service attached to them.” That was Emma Lewell-Buck MP