The number of people opting for a “pauper’s funeral” because their families can’t afford the costs of a proper farewell is rising.
In the past decade, 3383 people have needed the state to step in to preserve their final dignity, at a cost of more than £2.8million.
The number of National Assistance Funerals paid for by local authorities rose from 1686 between 2010 and 2015 to 1712 over the past five years.
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September 29, 2020