IT’S official – two thirds of the population have no intention of being buried, and will opt for a cremation once their time is over.A new study shows burial is now less popular than ever before as 79 per cent of Brits dislike the idea of ending up in a plot which receives no visitors, and is miles away from friends and family as they move away with work and commitments.As such, 59 per cent of those polled say when they meet their maker, they’d like to go up in smoke.A further 21 per cent are keen on being cryogenically frozen and stored until medical science could bring them back to life in full health – should money allow.However, while the large majority of people have already decided how their final send-off should go, 81 per cent haven’t put any formal plans into a will, and four in 10 haven’t shared their wishes with friends or family.Maitham Mohsin, Skipton Building Society’s Senior Propositions Manager, which commissioned the study of 2,000 adults said:“Imagine the scenario. Someone very close to you passes away, and at a time when you’re overcome with emotion you find yourself also having to organise a funeral and… Read full this story
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