Funeral Plans

Why you must have a funeral plan

The three most common reasons given for having a funeral plan in place are.

  • Not wanting to leave a financial burden for your relatives.
  • Protection against rising funeral costs.
  • All the funeral arrangements are taken care of with one phone call.

With a Funeral plan from our preferred plan provider, you can choose the funeral you want, and pay for your funeral directors services at today’s prices.

When arranging your Funeral plan, we work with the UKs largest independent funeral plan provider, to ensure that the process is very simple and we give flexible payment options.

It is a fact that the average cost of a funeral continues to soar and is rapidly moving beyond the reach of a growing number of people who could end up having to rely on their family friends or even the state to step in to help.

- The Sun Life direct cost of dying survey 2012

WITH A FUNERAL PLAN you will benefit from:

Protection against rising funeral costs.

  • 1. Funeral cost inflation has averaged about 7% over the past 10 years according to the Mintel report of sept 2012, the average cost today of a funeral is in excess of £3495.
  • 2. It is estimated that the average funeral, assuming 7% inflation will cost over £6500 by 2023 and £13,600 by 2033. Paying for your funeral today is a real alternative to having your money in a bank as it is a cost that your estate or your family will unfortunately have to bear at some time.

NO MORE TO PAY FOR YOUR FUNERAL DIRECTORS SERVICES – GURANTEED.

No matter how old you are, no matter how much funeral costs might rise, you and your loved ones will never be asked for a penny more for the guaranteed services in your funeral plan. Plans start from only £3495, as little as £37.86 per month.

YOUR MONEY IS PROTECTED.

For fully prepaid plans and those paid in full over 12 months, your funeral funds are held in an independent trust. For plans paid by fixed monthly payments the premiums are invested in an insurance fund guaranteeing the level of pay-out at the time of death. The arrangements are totally independent of absolute wills and Euro wills.

MONEY IS REFUNDABLE.

If at any time you have a changed of heart about your funeral arrangements and have paid either in full or with 12 monthly payments, all money is fully refundable (less a small administration fee).

THREE PAYMENT OPTIONS.

PAYMENT CAN BE MADE AS A LUMP SUM, in 12 months interest free instalments or by fixed monthly payments which can cost as little as 75p per day.

With over 2800 funeral directors, the largest network in the UK, Safe-hands our funeral plan provider is able to offer plan holders an unrivalled opportunity to chose which funeral director will attend to their wishes.

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Have you considered getting a pre paid funeral plan?


Would your family have at least £3500 immediately available for your funeral?
The cost of funerals is rising dramatically and the allowances from the Government to assist bereaved families comes nowhere near to covering the cost.
There are plans to suit all requirements and the family will feel more comfortable with the whole process if they know that it is you who have made the choices, rather than them having to:
  • Wade through the alternatives
  • Weigh up and bear the cost
  • Decided this and that.

One of the larger pre- paid providers, Safe Hands, has a series of flexible payment plans (especially for the over 50’s) and some attractive advantages.
One such advantage is that if there is a plan for the husband only but wife dies first, then the plan can be switched.
Apart from everything else A funeral plan is a good investment and can be paid over a number of years at a rate to suit every pocket. The investment can be paid in full or spread the cost interest free over 2 years, other options allow the investment to be spread over 120 months costing as little as £6.12 per week
All plans can be upgraded at any time, all funds are protected and held in an Independant Trust Fund.
please note safe-hands plans Pearl/Sapphire/Ruby have a £1200 dispursement allowance.

~ Safe Hands Funeral Plan Packages

◦ Funeral director’s fees and services
◦ Provision of the funeral service and arrangements
◦ A veneered finished coffin
◦ A Funeral hearse and bearers
◦ One following limousine
◦ 24 hour transfer of the deceased to a suitable resting place within a 20 mile radius
◦ Care and preparation of the deceased
◦ Arranging the funeral service (at a local crematorium, church yard or other)
◦ Funeral procession from home/funeral home/church to crematorium
◦ Family support and assistance provided by the funeral director
◦ Mutual agreement on time and date of funeral
◦ Provision of advice on all matters relating to the funeral
◦ Visit to the chapel of rest during office hours
◦ Bereavement assistance via professional organisations

Ruby Plan Price: £4,095
Need to pay monthly?
12 Months
£320.42
Total
Payable
£4095
24 Months
£160.21
Total
Payable
£4095
36 Months
£119.62
Total
Payable
£4556.32
60 Months
£76.9
Total
Payable
£4864
120 Months
£44.86
Total
Payable
£5633.2

Where a customer pays by monthly instalments over 36, 60, or 120 months, a nominal 4% flat rate per month Instalment Handling Charge is applied to cover the cost of administering the monthly instalment transactions for the duration of those 3 particular payment term options. There is no Instalment Handling Charge on plans paid for over 12 or 24 months. All monthly payments are based on a £250.00 deposit.


◦ Funeral director’s fees and services
◦ Provision of the funeral service and arrangements
◦ A veneered finished coffin
◦ A Funeral hearse and bearers
◦ One following limousine
◦ 24 hour transfer of the deceased to a suitable resting place within a 20 mile radius
◦ Care and preparation of the deceased
◦ Arranging the funeral service (at a local crematorium, church yard or other)
◦ Funeral procession from home/funeral home/church to crematorium
◦ Family support and assistance provided by the funeral director
◦ Mutual agreement on time and date of funeral
◦ Provision of advice on all matters relating to the funeral
◦ Visit to the chapel of rest during office hours
◦ Bereavement assistance via professional organisations

Sapphire Plan Price: £3,795
Need to pay monthly?
12 Months
£295.42
Total
Payable
£3795
24 Months
£147.71
Total
Payable
£3795
36 Months
£110.29
Total
Payable
£4220.44
60 Months
£70.9
Total
Payable
£4504
120 Months
£41.36
Total
Payable
£5213.2

Where a customer pays by monthly instalments over 36, 60, or 120 months, a nominal 4% flat rate per month Instalment Handling Charge is applied to cover the cost of administering the monthly instalment transactions for the duration of those 3 particular payment term options. There is no Instalment Handling Charge on plans paid for over 12 or 24 months. All monthly payments are based on a £250.00 deposit.


◦ Funeral director’s fees and services
◦ Provision of the funeral service and arrangements
◦ A veneered finished coffin
◦ A Funeral hearse and personnel
◦ 24 hour transfer of the deceased to a suitable resting place within a 20 mile radius
◦ Care and preparation of the deceased
◦ Arranging the funeral service (at a local crematorium, church yard or other)
◦ Funeral procession from home/funeral home/church to crematorium
◦ Family support and assistance provided by the funeral director
◦ Mutual agreement on time and date of funeral
◦ Provision of advice on all matters relating to the funeral
◦ Visit to the chapel of rest during office hours
◦ Bereavement assistance via professional organisations

Pearl Plan Price: £3,495
Need to pay monthly?
12 Months
£270.42
Total
Payable
£3495
24 Months
£135.21
Total
Payable
£3495
36 Months
£100.96
Total
Payable
£3884.56
60 Months
£64.9
Total
Payable
£4114
120 Months
£37.86
Total
Payable
£4793

Where a customer pays by monthly instalments over 36, 60, or 120 months, a nominal 4% flat rate per month Instalment Handling Charge is applied to cover the cost of administering the monthly instalment transactions for the duration of those 3 particular payment term options. There is no Instalment Handling Charge on plans paid for over 12 or 24 months. All monthly payments are based on a £250.00 deposit.


The Topaz plan is a most affordable plan option. It includes all the funeral director's fees and services, a standard, veneered, coffin, a hearse and bearers, but excludes 3rd Party Charges.

◦ Funeral Director's fees and services (inc. care and preparation of the deceased)
◦ A standard, veneered fi­nished coffin with nameplate
◦ A funeral hearse and bearers (additional bearers can be provided at £100 per bearer)
◦ 24 hour transfer of the deceased to funeral home / chapel of rest
◦ Arranging the funeral service with the crematorium / cemetery
◦ Mutual agreement on date and time of funeral
◦ Visit to chapel of rest during office hours

Topaz Plan Price: £2,390
Need to pay monthly?
12 Months
£178.33
Total
Payable
£2390
24 Months
£89.17
Total
Payable
£2390
36 Months
£66.58
Total
Payable
£2646.88
60 Months
£42.8
Total
Payable
£2818
120 Months
£24.97
Total
Payable
£3246.4

Where a customer pays by monthly instalments over 36, 60, or 120 months, a nominal 4% flat rate per month Instalment Handling Charge is applied to cover the cost of administering the monthly instalment transactions for the duration of those 3 particular payment term options. There is no Instalment Handling Charge on plans paid for over 12 or 24 months. All monthly payments are based on a £250.00 deposit.


Here at Absolute Wills, we understand that not everyone wants an extravagant or all-inclusive funeral. To many, when life's course is run, there seems little sense is spending heavily on what will be their final journey. In response to this, Absolute Wills is unique in that we also offer a very simple funeral plan that includes all the essential elements of a cremation, but without any superfluous elements.

What's included in the Direct Cremation Plan?
• Collection of the deceased
• Care of the deceased
• Basic coffin (crematorium approved)
• Transport of the deceased to the crematorium
• Cremation fees
• Doctor’s Fees

Direct Cremation Plan Price: £1,895

The Direct Cremation plan does not include a service, flowers, cortege, or any other extraneous elements. We will notify the relatives and friends of the time and date of the cremation, but there will be no service or provision for mourners to attend.

This plan cannot be tailored, modified or added to at any time, it is designed for the client who wishes to attain the most affordable cremation.