Listen: Dan Garrett discussing the rising cost of funerals on BBC Radio 4
Our CEO, Dan Garrett, joined Dharshini David on BBC Radio 4’s The Today Programme to talk about the rising cost of funerals in the UK.Read more
Death & Us: What we’ve learnt about attitudes towards death in 2021
After speaking to two thousand people about how they feel about dying, we’ve put together a report that looks at attitudes to life, death and everything in between.Read more
Talking about death to break the taboo: What it actually feels like working with death
Welcome to our new blog series 'Talking about death to break the taboo'. Today we hear from Tink, our Senior Funerals Coordinator, on what it’s like organising funerals at Farewill and what it feels like working with death.Read more
What it’s really like to deal with death during the pandemic
We spoke to 1,000 people who have lost someone to coronavirus to understand more about the challenges they've faced.Read more
What's a lasting power of attorney and why do you need one?
A lasting power of attorney is a great way to give yourself peace of mind for the future, just like making a will. Here, we'll look at the main benefits and how you can get yours from the comfort of home.Read more
How we've created a compassionate leave policy that changes the way we deal with death
We know that grief impacts people differently and we think it’s important that compassionate leave policies reflect this. We’ve put together a guide to help you to do the same for your place of work.Read more
How to write a eulogy
A eulogy usually includes a timeline of the person’s life and details about their personality. Family or friends might ask you to read one at their funeral or cremation if you were close to them. But there are no set rules about who reads it.Read more
We read thousands of wills in 2019. This is what we learned...
As the UK’s number one online will writing service, we helped more people write a will last year than anyone else in the UK. And that means we checked and approved more wills too. Here’s what we learned.Read more
Church of England to launch ‘Google for graves’ within 5 years
The Church of England is working with Historic England to map millions of grave sites across the country, allowing people to search for their lost loved ones and trace their family history in seconds.Read more
Amanda Clarke: “Making a will became a priority following the unexpected death of my ex-husband”
In the UK, over 30 million people are at risk of dying without a will. Here, we see the tragic consequences of leaving your loved ones unprotected.Read more
Compassionate leave: what is it and how much do I get?
We all have to deal with loss at some time in our lives. When this happens, we may need to take time away from work to grieve, organise a funeral and sort out the estate. Taking this time from work is known as compassionate leave.Read more
The Year In Wills Report 2020: How COVID-19 made us all face our mortality
Last year saw a huge rise in people writing wills from home. After checking tens of thousands of wills last year, we can now reveal the biggest trends of 2020. And you can also download our full report for tips on making your will.Read more