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A SURVEY has found Portsmouth is in the most expensive county in the UK to be cremated in.

A report from Engage Mutual into funeral costs shows the average cost of a cremation in Hampshire is £3,957, while burials cost on average £6,519 – the fourth most expensive in the country.

Statistics also show 18 per cent of people aged 50 and over have made specific provision for funeral costs, while nine per cent admit they have no idea what it costs to organise a funeral.