At least one business is profiting from those extra 20,000 deaths (so far) since winter!

“A surge in the number of deaths helped funeral provider Dignity get its financial year off to a strong start as it battles to get back on a positive footing after warning it was struggling against fierce competition.

Britain’s only listed funeral operator revealed a 2pc increase in revenues for the 13 weeks to March 30 on the back of an 8pc increase in deaths, holding its underlying operating profits steady at £37.5m. …”