At goSimply we are becoming increasingly not just concerned but seriously alarmed by some of the ludicrous, inflation busting price rises from some of our local crematoria (over 15% this year in one example).
We know that councils are struggling for cash but the latest price rises cannot be justified
in terms of costs & must instead be looked on as a veritable tax on death.
In many respects this doesn’t really affect funeral directors (except of course they do get the blame for price increases) as the cost of cremation is a disbursement (a cost paid on your behalf) and does not affect the headline price of most funerals directors – only because most funerals directors don’t offer all-inclusive pricing. Conversely it does impact us at goSimply because all our prices are all inclusive.
These latest rises are so wrong in our opinion that we a considering launching a new product (yet another one!) goLocal – we would arrange a ceremony somewhere convenient for you and your family (a village hall, a pub, the local meeting room) possibly combining the funerals with the location of the wake at one location – this would be followed by a later private (unattended) cremation and a return of the ashes (if required) at a later date.
What do you think? We would love to hear your thoughts … email