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Basic funeral services in the UK have jumped to an average price of £3,702, representing a 4-percent rise on last year, a report has found.
The number being carried out has also risen - from 67 in 2009-10 to 81 in 2013-14 - an increase of 17%.
Funeral director, Geraint Peate, of Llanfair Caereinion, warned the increased rates could lead to more people needing a so-called paupers' funeral.
Life and pensions group Royal London says the average cost of a funeral in the UK has risen by nearly 4% in the last year to £3,700, while the UK inflation rate has hovered around zero.
Councils pick up £1.7m bill for public health funerals, where person dies with no one able or willing to pay for simple service before burial or cremation
An adult cremation costs an average of £640, according to Freedom of Information responses from local authorities that run crematoriums in the UK.
The oldest of the post war baby-boom generation, born in 1945, will turn 70 this year says the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK).
The level of support low income families receive towards paying for funeral costs has been described as "abhorrent", with calls for the system to be reformed.
Funeral costs have risen by £140 in a year, figures show – leaving some families unable to afford a basic ceremony.
The cost of even the most basic funeral can drive families into debt, MPs have said as they urged an overhaul of the support system in England and Wales.
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