Dying for a profit

“Burial and cremation fees have soared by up to 124 per cent in four years – forcing some ­families into debt, research shows.

The biggest increase is in Poole, Dorset, where burial costs have shot up by 124 per cent from £1,450 to £3,255.

But the most expensive place to be laid to rest is Wandsworth, South London, which charges £4,861 per plot.

The figures were revealed by insurance giant Royal London, which says town halls are ramping up prices to make up for government budget cuts. …”