We compare national providers of funeral plans in the UK who provide a number of plans each. These can be divided into 6 categories:
This is when there is no service, the deceased is collected to be cremated and the ashes returned to the family either by collection from the crematorium or delivery to a specific location. These plans include the service of the funeral director and care and preparation of the deceased prior to cremation.
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These are funeral plans that only cover the Funeral Director costs and the family of the deceased would be required to pay the 3rd party fees which are the cremation or interment fees, doctors fees and minister/celebrant fees. For further information on 3rd party fees please Click Here.
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these are funeral plans that cover all aspects of the funeral and typically include all of the funeral directors fees and services, organising of the service, provision of hearse and bearers, care and preparation of the deceased, a contribution to third party fees and a basic coffin. On these plans the choice of funeral service time offered is restricted and the hearse is driven straight to the cremation or cemetery from the funeral home. A Funeral Director will be allocated local to where the plan-holder lives which there will be no choice of.
are similar to basic plans however the contribution to 3rd party fees is often higher, for most plans the funeral procession route is agreed with the family; the day and time of the service is agreed with the family to be convenient for them and these plan usually include use of the chapel of rest, for viewing. The plan-holder can usually nominate or choose a preferred Funeral Director.
are similar to basic plans however the standard of coffin is often higher, the funeral procession route is agreed with the family,1 limousine is included to follow the hearse and all premium plans include use of the chapel of rest, for viewing.
are similar to premium plans however the standard of coffin is often higher, 2 limousines are included to follow the hearse and additional services are usually offered including thank you cards, a full list of floral tributes and more flexibility on visiting times at the chapel of rest, for viewing.