Adrian Holliday
AOL Money

October 11, 2011

Death is going to get more expensive – by about £170. Whether you are burnt or buried when you go, the government is planning to grab an extra £170 from your estate via a new death tax. It claims the tax is needed because they want to improve the accuracy of death statistics.

Dead against it?

Crucially, it would mean the family of the deceased having to stump of £170 for all non-coroner related deaths before the person is allowed to be buried.

Nothing in life is certain but death and taxes, but the government is making sure you will not only be certain of death but of paying extra tax when you go – and before you’re settled in the ground or urn.

What happens if the family refuse to pay? Would you continue to be stuck in the freezer, like an abandoned car, sucking down expensive state-funded electricity? There could be quite a stack of bodies.

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