Britain’s burial crisis
The article covers the issues faced in many of the cemeteries in Britain and how many of the providers are coping with the increasing demand for burial plots while availability remains static. With the unexpected demands arising from the Covid-19 crises we wonder if the available stock of remaining plots is sufficient to meet the demand to the dates mentioned in the article. We also have seen a rise in demand for home use memorials for families wishing to keep there loved ones cremated remains at home. some of the reasons given for such a derision are :
This interesting article appeared in the FT by Daniel Cohen in
- Cost increase in acquiring a cemetery plot have risen beyond what many families can comfortably afford
- Mobility of families mean that visiting a cemetery plot can sometimes be impracticable
- Capacity of the burial plot can often limit the number of interments that is possible
- Dual use allows pet parents the ability to place pet cremation urns along with their owners in the same memorial.