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Financial shocks sink over-60s into poverty

  • Over 60s too poor to die – average savings are less than total cost of dying
  • Over 60s unable to recover from financial shocks, leaving families to pay for funerals
  • 10% of over 60s unable to cover everyday essentials with income

Rest in poverty - cost of dying up again

  • Cost of dying up 7.1% since 2012 with a significant postcode lottery
  • Funeral costs up 80% since 2004 – average funeral now £3,456
  • SunLife projects the average cost of a funeral will rise to over £4,300 by 2018