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Ashes to ashes: Britons follow David Bowie in choosing direct cremations

Demand for simpler services grows as tastes change and cost of lavish funerals increases

  • Rupert Jones
  • The Guardian

The “cost of dying” is continuing to rise, figures out next week are expected to show. But the good news for those on a tight budget, or who simply don’t want a big fuss made, is that the cost of the very…

Flor 2bDirect cremation” is a low-cost, no-frills option where there is no funeral service and mourners aren’t present.

In its most basic form it is – to put it bluntly – a disposal service.

Prices start at less than £1,000, which is just a fraction of the £3,500 to £4,000-plus average funeral cost.

But while this…

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