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Public wants Chancellor to make NHS top spending priority (while cutting £75bn from welfare and pensions)

SunLife survey of 10,000 reveals how public would spend UK Budget

  • Nation wants NHS to become top spending priority.
  • Public wants welfare budget to be cut by a quarter.
  • Call for spending on older people to fall by almost a third.

The hidden costs of grieving

  • Rallying call for firms to do more to ease the financial and emotional burdens being felt by the bereaved
  • Survey shows almost half (48%) think companies should be better at dealing with people administering an estate
  • Nearly two in five people (38%) have had to pay bills associated with loved ones’ estate from their own pocket – and almost half of those paid more than £500

2014 Cost of dying soars

  • 2014 cost of dying soars by 10.6% in one year to £8,427, seven times the rate of inflation
  • Funeral accounts for only 43% of the total cost of dying
  • As costs rise, over half of us now choose DIY estate administration