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The price of death can equal a three month salary

The cost of dying has increased by 20% over the past four years to £7,248.

That's the same as three months of the average UK salary.

A report into the cost of dying by Sun Life also suggests that a quarter of people have not made any end of life plans like making a will.

Radio 5 live's Phil Williams heard from the Bereavement Advice Centre's Anne Wadey.

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  • 13 Sep 2011