Funeral Planning – Don’t Leave it to your Family

Funeral Planning

According to MINTEL, funeral planning is not the nations most popular pastime!   At Prepaid Funeral, we were clearly shocked by this startling revelation.

“We all know that we should be planning for our future. However it seems that arranging your own funeral planning is simply one step too far for most. Latest research from MINTEL finds that as many as 70% of adults feel that people should do own funeral planning to remove the burden from their loved ones.  But fewer than one in ten (9%) over 55 year olds have actually done this.  Just 5% of the population have made a plan. What is more, over half (54%) believe people should pre-pay their own funerals.   Just 3% of those over 55 have made the necessary funeral planning provisions.   Only 2% of the population have a prepaid funeral plan. When it comes to financing, over one in three (36%) believe the it is in fact the state’s responsibility to pay for all funerals!

“Death is not a topic that many find easy to discuss either with the family or with friends. Although there is a good deal of informal funeral planning and most consumers like the idea of arranging or pre-paying their funeral, this is rarely translated into formal planning of the event.” comments Katy Child, senior market analyst at MINTEL.”

PrePaid Funeral Review comments that in many countries the overwhelming majority have a prepaid funeral planning.  They can be sorted out in ten to 15 minutes, and make life very much easier for those left behind.  You might also care to see our review of Funeral Savings v Funeral Plans.   We think that most people don’t realise what a relief it is for everyone concerned not to have to spend hours debating and finding  the money for funerals arrangements after a loved one has died.  Funeral Plans (we think) are just plain common sense.  If you would like us to analyse the market for the most right plan for you (or a relative), call us on 01323 740844  or send a message from out contact page.


Funeral Planning