Funerals are big business in Britain, with around 200,000 prepaid plans sold every year, according to research from consumer champions Fairer Finance. The loss of a loved one is likely to be stressful enough without having to fork out for all the associated costs of a funeral. The average cost of a funeral in Britain is rising and last year was £4,257 with a burial and £3,311 with a cremation, according to insurers Royal London. Many turn to a prepaid plan which, theoretically, should cover all the costs. But experts have warned that the industry, which is largely unregulated, is swamped with bad providers that take as much as 20pc of the total paid for themselves and leave the family having to pick up unexpected bills when the funeral finally arrives. Another option is to buy insurance that will cover you for the full cost of the day – but these policies have their downsides. Or, you could always pay for it yourself. Here is Telegraph Money’s guide to funding the … [Read more...] about Funeral insurance and prepaid plans: which option works for you?
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Zidane: I don't regret Real Madrid rotations The 'Caparros effect' swallows Real Once again, Real Madrid's backup players have failed to perform when handed a chance in the first team, with Zinedine Zidane's hopes for a plan B already consigned to history. Sevilla defeated Los Blancos 3-2 on Wednesday evening with the French coach handed a starting opportunity to a number of players who aren't regular starters. Whenever he has done this throughout the season, they've failed him, and Wednesday's trip to the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan was no exception. Every single time the former Castilla coach has opted for a rotated team, the performance has been below par and a negative result has often followed. This is such a stark contrast to the 2016/17 season in which Los Blancos' options off the bench actually propelled them to double success in both LaLiga and the Champions League. Inevitably, players with the talent of James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata wanted to play regular football, … [Read more...] about Zidane’s hopes for a plan B are already consigned to history
Barry Gardiner has described Labour's six tests for Brexit as "b------s" in an extraordinary recording which emerged on Tuesday. Mr Gardiner, Labour's shadow international trade secretary, allegedly made the remarks during a speech to a think-tank in Brussels last month. It comes just hours after the senior Labour MP was forced to issue an apology for comments made during the same meeting, in which he described the Good Friday Agreement as a "shibboleth", a Hebrew word meaning outdated or no longer important. According to a recording obtained by the BBC, Mr Gardiner also used colourful language to denounce his own party's policy for determining whether to back a future Brexit deal. Speaking... Register or log in to view this and other Politics articles. It's free and easy to do. Join regular debates with our journalists by commenting on articles Sign up to exclusive newsletters that give you the inside track on Westminster and Brexit Register Log … [Read more...] about Labour’s Barry Gardiner denounced his own party’s Brexit policy as ‘b——s’
IF THERESA MAY had hoped that the EU would respond positively to the conciliatory tone that she took in her speech on March 2nd outlining Britain’s desired future trading relationship, she did not have to wait long to be disappointed. Five days later Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, issued draft guidelines for the forthcoming trade negotiations that flatly rejected her central proposal. Mrs May had put forward the idea of “managed divergence” from the EU’s rules, in exchange for sector-by-sector access to its single market and to EU regulatory agencies such as those for medicines, chemicals and airlines. The draft guidelines dismiss this as cherry-picking that would undermine the single market. Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. Mr Tusk derided it as a pick ’n’ mix approach. He insisted that, because of Mrs May’s red lines of leaving the EU’s single market and … [Read more...] about The EU rejects Theresa May’s “pick ’n’ mix” Brexit plan
PUBLISHED: 09:00 06 June 2012 | UPDATED: 12:37 06 June 2012 Melissa York Plan B filming on the set of "Ill Manors". Archant Two brothers from Forest Gate are about to hit the big screen in Plan B’s controversial debut film “Ill Manors”, out in cinemas this week. Nick and Sean Sagar filiming with other cast members in "Ill Manors", in Forest Gate. Nick, 24, and Sean Sagar, 22, started acting as students at Forest Gate Community School - where they studied alongside the younger siblings of Ben Drew before he became international popstar and now filmmaker, Plan B. Ambitious to tell his story, Plan B told Nick about his film four years ago but Nick “never thought anything would come of it” and he got a call for an audition later. Nick plays Marcel, the leader of a local gang, while little brother Sean plays his right-hand man Freddie, an eternal “joker”, in a hard-hitting story about growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in Forest … [Read more...] about Forest Gate brothers talk about starring roles in Plan B’s ‘Ill Manors’