Garden grave? No - just a mound of dirt. But a grave in a garden could be disguised in this way, in order to avoid sky-high funeral costs.

Garden grave? No – just a mound of dirt. But a grave in a garden could be disguised in this way, in order to avoid sky-high funeral costs.

Funerals are becoming so expensive that some people are burying relatives in their back gardens, according to South Shields’ Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck, the BBC tells us.

She said some people were holding “do-it-yourself” funerals with rising costs putting even a basic service out of many families’ reach.

She proposed a bill calling for a review of costs and for providers to offer an affordable, simple service.

The Labour MP for South Shields said the average funeral had reached £3,551.

It seems that, even in death, the poor are being unnecessarily burdened with the rising cost of living.

Read more on the BBC News website.

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