Top 10 Funeral Plans

Last updated: 3rd September 2020

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What are the Top 10 funeral plans?

Depending on what you want will impact on what are the top 10 funeral plans are for you. Your top funeral plans may be based on if the plan provider is regulated, which funeral plans are the cheapest or which are the most expensive.

For some people their top funeral plans are those that are guaranteed. This means both the funeral directors fees and services and payment of third party fees are guaranteed. For more information about third party fees please Click Here.

Regulated Funeral Plan Providers

The Funeral Planning Authority is the regulator for funeral plans in the UK. It is a voluntary code and therefore not all funeral plans providers are registered. For more information about the Funeral Planning Authority please Click Here.

There are 15 providers of funeral plans that are an administered by an FPA registered provider and provide national coverage, 14 of these are included in the comparison tables, these are:

  • Age UK Funeral Plans
  • Avalon Funeral Plans
  • Choice Funeral Plans
  • Co-op Funeral Care
  • Dignity Funeral Plans
  • Golden Charter funeral plans
  • Golden Leaves funeral plans
  • Open Prepaid Funeral Plans
  • Plan with Grace
  • Pure Cremation
  • Royal London (administered by Ecclesiastical)
  • Safe Hands Funeral Plans
  • Simplicita (administered by Ecclesiastical)
  • Simplicity (part of Dignity)

Perfect Choice (Ecclesiastical Planning Services) funeral plans are also FPA registered however as they do not provide publication of their funeral plan prices online and therefore their plans are not included in the comparison tables.

Top 10 Cheapest Funeral Plans

Of all the funeral plans compared at Funeral Plan Market™ the top 10 cheapest funeral plans, that include a service, in order of price – the cheapest first, are:

Ten of the cheapest funeral plans

  • Plan with Grace – Bluebell (£2,695)
  • Avalon – Cremation with Service (£2,695)
  • Plan with Grace – Tulip (£2,750)
  • Golden Charter – Value (£2,895)
  • Age UK – Basic (£2,995)
  • Dignity – Limited (£2,995)
  • Open Prepaid Funeral Plans – Simple Plus (£2,995)
  • Golden Leaves – Zinc (£3,089)
  • Plan with Grace – Jasmine (£3,190)
  • Co-op – Simple (£3,295)

Of the top 10 cheapest plans listed the Plan with Grace Bluebell plan is the cheapest at £2,695

Top 10 most Expensive Funeral Plans

The most expensive funeral plan available at Funeral Plan Market™ is £4,245.

The top 10 most expensive funeral plans to compare at Funeral Plan Market™ are:

Ten of the most expensive funeral plans:

  • Avalon – Premium (£4,245)
  • Golden Leaves – Platinum (£4,199)
  • Co-op – Gold (£4,199)
  • Open Prepaid Funeral Plans – Select (£4,100)
  • Golden Charter – Premier (£4,099)
  • Safe Hands Funeral Plans – Ruby (£3,995)
  • Dignity – Diamond (3,995)
  • Age UK – Rowan (£3,995)
  • Avalon – Plus (£3,995)
  • Plan with Grace Imperial (£3,775)

All of the top 10 most expensive funeral plans include the provision of 1 or 2 limousines. The cheapest funeral plan that includes 2 limousines is by Plan with Grace at £3,775, this is a fully guaranteed plan for cremation or burial. For more information about Plan with Grace please Click Here.

Guaranteed Plans

There are 6 providers of guaranteed funeral plans, based on total price here are the top 10 in order of cheapest first:

Top 10 Guaranteed Plans

  • Plan with Grace – Bluebell (£2,695)
  • Avalon – Cremation with Service (£2,695)
  • Plan with Grace – Tulip (£2,750)
  • Age UK – Basic (£2,995)
  • Dignity – Limited (£2,995)
  • Plan with Grace – Jasmine (£3,190)
  • Co-op – Simple (£3,295)
  • Age UK – Ivy (£3,395)
  • Dignity – Amber (£3,395)
  • Golden Leaves – Silver (£3,594)

Co-op Funeral Care and Plan with Grace include guaranteed payment of medical certification fees required for cremation whereas Dignity, Age UK, Avalon and Golden Leaves do not.

Medical certification fees required for cremation are only payable in England and Wales (not Scotland) when a coroner’s report is not required.

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Direct Cremation Plans

There are 10 providers of direct cremation funeral plans that are an administered by an FPA registered provider. Direction Cremations are an increasingly popular type of funeral and do not include a service at the crematorium and instead family and friends can choose how they wish to celebrate the life of the deceased. Of these providers 7 offer guaranteed plans meaning that the cremation fees are guaranteed to be paid; of these 6 also guarantee payment of medical certification fees required for cremation in England and Wales only when a coroner’s report is not available.

The top 5 cheapest guaranteed direct cremation plans are:

  • Plan with Grace - Direct Cremation (£1,490) – Medical fees included
  • Simplicity – Direct Cremation (£1,495)
  • Pure Cremation – Pure Cremation (£1,595) – Medical fees included
  • Golden Leaves – Copper (£1,644) - Medical fees included
  • Avalon – Cremation Only (£1,895) – Medical fees included

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