More on the high cost of funerals; according to an article in Better Homes and Gardens"The funeral industry makes a whopping $2 billion dollars in revenue every year. The average cost of a funeral has been steadily increasing over the past 10 years and has now reached a level where many families need to make smart decisions to keep funeral expenses under control and affordable. A hard thing to do when the average funeral cost can vary significantly, swaying from $4000 to $15,000 according to ASIC, but currently sitting at a median price of $19,000."
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART)is seeking feedback on the costs and pricing of interment services in NSW cemeteries.
This site provides functions to compare funeral services prices and fees charged by Australian undertakers.
Britain’s first not-for-profit funeral firm has revealed how it is helping to tackle funeral poverty by specialising in early-morning cremations, according to an article on iNews.
Caledonia Cremation, based in Glasgow, says using council facilities during less popular hours with no service for the bereaved family has helped it reduce costs. The company typically books crematoriums from 8am, saving hundreds of pounds and allowing it to offer people a fixed-price funeral for an all-inclusive price of £995 ($1,815.00 AU).