Planning Ahead

What's the best funeral plan? How does it work? You can find all the information you need here with quick and easy to read guides and comparisons.

Planning Ahead

What's the best funeral plan? How does it work? You can find all the information you need here with quick and easy to read guides and comparisons.

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Pros and cons of funeral plans. ideas of how to celebrate your life. or how to tell your family of your wishes - search our articles to read more.

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Funeral Plan Regulations: What Is Changing?

With new funeral plan regulations being introduced in the UK on 29 July 2022, it’ll...
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Say goodbye your way: 9 funeral reception ideas

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4 Reasons To Think About Having An Unattended Funeral

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Who Is An Unattended Cremation Right For?

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How to plan a funeral on a budget

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Are prepaid funerals safe?

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Funeral plans for over 50s

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New Year's Resolution: plan your own funeral

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No - We can’t send ashes overseas directly, however we can help you to make the arrangements to do so yourself.

If you’ve chosen an attended cremation, you’ll be able to pick which of our crematoriums your funeral will take place at. A direct or intimate cremation will take place in your region (where possible). We recommend you let your family and friends know of your plans in advance if you’re having an attended funeral at one of our crematoria.

A funeral plan is just what it sounds like. It’s a prepaid funeral arrangement between the customer and the funeral provider, taking the stress of organising and paying away from their family and friends when the time comes. Find out why you should plan your funeral and how to choose the right funeral plan provider.

There can occasionally be restrictions on scattering ashes in certain locations. If you’ve got a specific location in mind, it’s best to speak to someone associated with that destination before making your decision.

Funeral plans are prepaid service agreements where the money required is typically invested in a secure Trust Fund until the time it’s needed. A funeral plan guarantees to cover the services that were listed at the time the plan was taken out. With a funeral plan there’s no need for any medicals assessments or health and lifestyle questionnaires.

Life insurance is a type of insurance that pays out an agreed cash sum should you pass away while the policy is in force. A life policy will pay an agreed amount which could be used to help pay for a funeral or clear outstanding debts but does not guarantee to cover any specific costs.

Learn more about Funeral Plans and Life Insurance in our detailed guide.

You can choose a nominated representative when taking out a funeral plan. This person will put your wishes in motion when the cremation is required. This could be a family member, friend or someone else.

You can also include your plan's information in your will, however, the will is not typically read until after the funeral.

All of the necessary services required for your cremations are in your initial costs. However, on occasion there may be additional costs. You can read the full list of additional services for more information.

When you die, your family should first notify your local registry office so they’re aware that a death has happened.