The most commonly asked questions, answered
Which plan is right for me?
- Advantages and drawbacks
- How much do they cost?
- What do they normally cover?
- Frequently asked questions
- How much does a funeral cost?
- What is the Funeral Planning Authority?
- Can I get any government assistance with funeral costs?
- How do they work?
- Why you may need a funeral plan
- Protecting your money
- Questions to ask the plan provider
- Top tips
- Types of plan
- What is a funeral plan?
- What is not covered?
- Who are funeral plans for?
- Who can buy a plan?
- Who can sell funeral plans?
There are three main reasons why people consider buying a funeral in advance or making funeral arrangements for themselves and paying for them now:
- To fix the cost or inflation-proof the price of the funeral
- To remove the burden of funeral arrangements from relatives
- To make sure that the 'type and style' of a funeral that an individual may want is carried out to the letter
These requests may include a green, eco or environmentally friendly funeral using a cardboard coffin, a bamboo coffin or wicker coffin; where the service should be held; perhaps a woodland burial or where, in the case of cremation, the cremated remains or ashes should be scattered.
There is no ‘right plan' – it all depends on what you want and how much you can or want to spend.