Criteria to be included in the comparison results tables

We compare over 90 funeral plans so that our customers can find the right funeral plan for them at the best price.

There are over 50 funeral plan providers in the UK, offering a number of plans each. Many of these providers are not registered with the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA) and do not provide national coverage. Information about these providers can be found when you Click Here.

It is important to us that the funeral plans we compare on our website meet with our criteria as part of our commitment to our customers to provide the optimum experience when using our services. You can find out more about our commitment to you in our Customer Charter when you Click Here.

Our criteria for a funeral plan provider and the plans they provide to be included in our results comparison tables are:

  1. The funeral plan company must provide national coverage
  2. The funeral plan must be administered by a company must  registered with the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA).
  3. The funeral plan company must enable publication of their plan prices on line
  4. The funeral plan company must include payment of appropriate third party fees; for a direct cremation this includes the payment of cremation fees and for a cremation or burial with a service, payment of the cremation/burial fees in addition to payment for an Officiant to conduct the service such as a non-religious celebrant or religious minister.

Why do we use this criteria?

National Coverage

Nobody knows what the future holds and having your funeral plan provided by a national provider means your funeral plan can move with you wherever you live. Funeral plan companies, that provide national coverage, will allocate a funeral director local to where you live so you can be assured of a local service in your area. If you have a funeral plan and move home to a different locality please let your funeral plan provider know so a replacement funeral director can be allocated local to your new place of residence.

FPA Registered

The Funeral Planning Authority (FPA) is an organisation set up by the industry to regulate providers in the UK pre-paid funeral plan industry. Their primary aim is to ensure providers that are registered with the FPA are operating in a manner that will result in customers getting the funeral they have paid for when it is needed. They do this by checking that all registered providers abide by a set of Rules and a Code of Practice, which exceed the statutory requirements.


To enable us to compare funeral plan prices on line we only compare prices of FPA registered providers that provide national coverage and enable publication of their plan prices on line. Currently this is all such providers with the exception of one and therefore it is impossible for us to include this provider in our price comparison tables. It is important to us that are users are provided with clear price and transparent plan information to support an effective comparison experience.

Third Party Fees

We listen to our clients who tell us that when they set up a funeral plan they want a funeral plan that includes payment of appropriate third party fees, so there are not any unexpected costs for their family members to pay which is why we only compare funeral plans that include payments of these fees.

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We compare all regulated providers of funeral plans that provide national coverage. This way you can compare funeral plans on this website to make sure you are getting the right plan for you at the best price – plus we have exclusive prices that are only available through us which are the lowest priced plans available in the UK so you are guaranteed to get the lowest price plan. You will be pleased to know that these exclusive plans are also the most comprehensive – compare plans today when you click here.

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