Dignified profits

The main UK undertaker says that more people have been dying in Britain and this has boosted its annual profits.

Dignity, the undertaker, dealt with 175,000 deaths in the first quarter of the year, 19% more than in the same period of 2014.

Its revenues consequently rose almost 24% to £85.5 million and profits rose almost 39% to £35.8 million.

Dignity’s chief executive Mike McCollum said he expects the death rate to normalise by the end of the year.

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