Over 50s advised to plan final resting place

Consumers with a specific final resting place in mind have been encouraged to tell others of their plans.

Many over-50s in the UK could be failing to tell others where they would like to be buried.

According to research by Age Concern, 55 per cent would choose not to have a traditional spot such as a cemetery as their final resting place.

Indeed, ten per cent of respondents said they would like to be buried at a significant location from their childhood, while a similar proportion said they want to be laid to rest at a favourite holiday destination.

Age Concern has therefore encouraged people to put a funeral plan in place in order to avoid being buried in a place not of their choosing.

Sharon Dobson, spokeswoman for the group, commented: "Wishes such as these can easily go unfulfilled."

She added that being prepared and making firm plans would also help to "relieve some of the emotional stress" and the "financial burden" for those left behind.

This comes after research by AXA predicted that funeral costs will rise by nearly a third over the next five years.

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