Last Updated: 15th March 2022
Funeral Directors first became active in the 18th century and became a more recognised profession in the early 20th century when funeral director trade bodies and associations were formed. There are over 5,000 funeral directors in the UK; approximately 1,200 of these are Co-operative funeral directors, approximately 800 are Dignity funeral directors and over 3,000 are independent funeral directors.
Funeral Plan Market™ provides a national funeral director service to provide funeral arrangements for those arranging a funeral for a person that has passed away. Funeral packages start form £999 and we are on average 40% cheaper than the average national price for an attended cremation.
To arrange a funeral for a person that has passed away please Click Here.
It is against the law for a funeral director to be paid for a funeral BEFORE the person has passed; to pay for a funeral in advance a pre-paid funeral plan must be purchased, and the funeral plan provider will allocate a funeral director to look after the deceased when the time comes. Depending on the funeral plan type purchased you may be able to nominate a preferred funeral director. When you purchase a pre-paid funeral plan you pay for the plan in 1 payment or monthly. The funeral plan provider will pay the allocated funeral director for all the services included in the funeral plan at the time of need.
Funeral Plan Market™ exclusively sells Plan with Grace funeral plans.
Plan with Grace is a funeral plan provider that enables you to deal with a local funeral director, the people that will organise your funeral or a direct cremation specialist.
Plan with Grace believe that people planning their funeral want to deal with local people. They want to be sure that their funeral will be conducted with a personal touch, to their precise instructions, by a firm with whom their family has dealt for generations or a funeral director that has been carefully selected by Plan with Grace to provide the services locally.
Plan with Grace operate a network of independent funeral directors, across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. When you set up a funeral plan with Plan with Grace the funeral director allocated to look after the deceased is confirmed within 6 weeks (of the funeral plan set up date) and a certificate is issued for your ease of reference.
To view pre-paid funeral plans to find the right plan for you at the best price please Click Here.
“I have spent some considerable time going through the literature from Funeral Plan and found it to be very thorough in all aspects of what is a somewhat depressing subject (well, it would be its my funeral!) I know the funeral director and have the utmost faith in his ability to conduct the funeral in the best traditions of this sad time.”
“From the first phone call we were dealt with compassion and care. I cannot recommend them enough, the staff were so lovely and you get a designated contact who looks after you and is your point of contact. We used them for my mum , the crematorium was in beautiful grounds and the staff there were very good too”
“I was a little worried because I had never heard of them before but it was a caring and easy always there for me when I wanted them can very highly recommend thank you”
“From the initial phione call through to the aftercare, the staff at Funeral Plan Market were kind, friendly and we were trated with respect. Everything was handled by them and we were informed of developments at every stage.”
“The service and organisation of all the funeral arrangements were extremely good and conducted in a caring and sympathetic style. The Celebrant was particularly wonderful.”
“Having lost my daughter suddenly and unexpectedly I didn’t know what to do. we had discussed unattended cremation so I just looked online. I received an excellent and professional service nothing was too much trouble and I was kept informed”