Basic Plans

We believe that everyone should have a choice of the type of final farewell they want. That’s why we’ve introduced our new Basic Plans to give you a wider choice of options, and to complement our range of traditional funeral plans.

 

The Basic Plans provide a way to make arrangements in advance for a dignified, direct cremation without a funeral procession or funeral service. These types of plans offer an alternative to people who don’t want a traditional funeral service, but who do want to make their wishes known and avoid rising cremation costs. A Basic Plan could be the perfect option if you want to take care of things your own way, on your own terms – a practical, lower cost alternative to a traditional funeral and funeral plan.

The funeral director’s services included in the plan are indicated in the table to the right, and are guaranteed to be covered within the cost of the plan. Basic Plans are only available for cremation and neither option includes any kind of funeral service. They don’t give you or your next of kin any choice as to the location, date or time of the cremation – this will be decided by the funeral director.

Basic Plan from £1,950

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  • Provision of professional services and making all arrangements for the cremation Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation
  • Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation
  • Coffin suitable for cremation, selected by the funeral director
  • Transportation of the deceased within working hours to a resting place within a 25 mile radius (may not be a hearse)
  • Care of deceased prior to cremation (excluding embalming)
  • If the next of kin wishes to receive the ashes, they must collect directly from the crematorium or funeral director*
  • An allowance of £500 for third party costs

Basic Plus Plan from £2,300

Value GCI
  • Provision of professional services and making all arrangements for the cremation Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation
  • Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation
  • Coffin suitable for cremation, selected by the funeral director
  • Transportation of the deceased in a hearse within working hours to a resting place within a 25 mile radius
  • Care of deceased prior to cremation (excluding embalming)
  • If the next of kin wishes to receive the ashes, they must collect directly from the crematorium or funeral director*
  • An allowance of £500 for third party costs
  • Family viewing in the chapel of rest at a time specified by the funeral director