Data Sources For Our Main Infographic Used As of May 2016

For all the data used on Funeral Costs over 117 Years

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1900 content was From

1960 data source From

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1980 information content and timelines

1982 answers gained from

2005 welfare cost to council was gained from

PDF and Very Fine Details From

Sun Life and Royal London annual surveys into the cost of dying “SunLife Cost of Dying Survey 2014

With Further Help an excellent source of funerals over the last 117 years from


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