Stealing from the dead

Funeral charges in the UK – and elsewhere – are rocketing.

Are the relatives – in a vulnerable state and deeply conscious of wanting to ‘do the right thing’ – being ripped-off?

An article in this week’s Spectator, and based on the personal experience of the writer, argues that funeral parlours are taking advantage of the grieving relatives by making all kinds of charges that they are too embarrassed to question: “People spend fortunes on burial plots in ‘prestigious’ cemeteries. Why? The worms don’t discriminate.”

There is an alternative to the covert theft: contact the Natural Death Centre for DIY advice.

You know it makes sense.


Picture source: By R. Newton, 1794 via Wikimedia