Are funeral costs getting cheaper?

Average funeral costs decreased by around £100 last year compared with 2021, according to SunLife’s annual cost of dying report. However, with rising professional fees, such as probate, and higher send-off costs, which include venue hire and catering, the overall cost of dying has increased to more than £9,000.  With households feeling the pinch during […]

HMRC relief statistics: costs in line with tax receipts

The annual release of tax relief statistics, published on 12 January 2023, shows a significant rise in the cost of some reliefs. However, overall, the percentage increase in cost between 2020/21 and 2021/22 was less than the increase in tax receipts over the same period. The report shows that the total cost of non-structural tax […]

17 ways to save money on your household bills and living costs in 2023

Life is getting more expensive for all of us at the minute, and rising living costs are a concern for households across the country. The cost of living has surged at its fastest pace in almost 40 years, with inflation – the rate at which prices are rising – hitting 10.7% in November. With interest […]