Revealed: This is the 'most expensive place to die in Yorkshire'

Can you afford to die? The most expensive place in Yorkshire for a funeral has been revealed
Can you afford to die? The most expensive place in Yorkshire for a funeral has been revealed
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The most expensive place in Yorkshire to pop your clogs has been revealed.

Halifax in West Yorkshire has been ranked as the most expensive place in Yorkshire to shuffle off your mortal coil, and the town is also in the top 10 most pricey death spots in the UK.

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Watford was the most most expensive place to have a funeral, at an average cost of £5,814 - nudging London into second place at £5,749.

Halifax came eighth with the cost of the average funeral costing £4,976.

Redhill, just North of Yorkshire, was third in the list at £5,352.

The study by funeral comparison website Beyond revealed today. the average UK funeral - calculated as the average cost of a funeral director’s services plus the average price of cremations and burials - is now £4,241.

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This represents a rise of 33% in only two years - in 2016, the average was £3,190.

James Dunn, co-founder of Beyond, said: “It looks like a football league but this is one table you don’t want to be topping.

“A lack of transparency in the funeral market is what’s fueling price rises, particularly among the big chains.

“Death means big business, with half a million Brits dying every year, but a disinclination to shop around is resulting in mourners, who are often vulnerable, paying over the odds.”

Here are the places most expensive average cost for funerals in the UK

1. Watford, £5,814

2. London, £5,749

3. Redhill, £5,352

4. Guildford, £5,317

5. Liverpool, £5,157

6. Newport, £5,149

7. Brighton, £5,013

8. Halifax, £4,976

9. Salisbury, £4,959

10. Aberdeen, £4,942

A spokesperson from Co-op Funeralcare said: “We do not recognise the data within this study.

"Over recent years, we have taken a number of steps to lead the way in tackling funeral affordability.

"We conduct almost 100,000 funerals every year, and our average funeral cost including third party fees is significantly lower than the figures quoted.

"Furthermore, following a price reduction in our most affordable funeral option over two years ago, we have since held our prices at the same level.

"We have also introduced a new lower priced choice funeral option this year, which is priced at £1,395, including third party costs.”