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RIP (rest in poverty) as funeral costs soar

Environmentally friendly coffins like this wicker one are becoming popular but families can struggle to meet the bills. Picture: Getty

Environmentally friendly coffins like this wicker one are becoming popular but families can struggle to meet the bills. Picture: Getty

  • by JANE BRADLEY
 

The cost of the average funeral has rocketed to £3,240, meaning many Scots are unable to afford to bury their loved ones or are forced to take on debt to fund a service.

 

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