The Independent Simple Way Funeral Plan

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For those of you who wish a simple straightforward funeral covering all the essentials.

  • The funeral director's services
  • Attending to all necessary funeral arrangements
  • Advice on the Certification and Registration of Death, and related documentation
  • A Simple Coffin, suitable for burial or cremation
  • Local conveyance of the deceased from the place of death within mainland UK to a suitable resting place within 15 miles, during normal office hours
  • The care of the deceased prior to burial or cremation
  • The provision of a hearse to a local cemetery or crematorium
  • Cremation or burial where locally available
  • Fees payable to and clergy
  • Viewing and other services are available at additional cost
  • Each plan also includes an allowance to cover the third party costs that are not within your funeral director’s control. These include the fees for the crematorium and clergy. Only if these costs were to increase more than the growth of the plan might there be a balance to pay at the time of the funeral.

Plan comparison table

Plan Feature The Simple Way The Traditional Way The Exclusive Way
Provision of professional services and making all arrangements for the funeral
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation
Yes
Yes
Yes
The Coffin * Simple High Quality Superior
Collection and transportation of the deceased to the FD premises (within a 25 mile radius) Within working hours 24 hours 24 hours
Care of the deceased prior to burial or cremation (excludes embalming)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Use of chapel of rest or service rooms
Yes
Yes
Yes
Family viewing at any pre-arranged time **
Yes
Yes
Yes
The funeral service at a local cemetery or crematorium
Yes
Yes
Yes
Funeral held on a normal weekday, during working hours
Yes
Yes
Yes
Choice of date and time of funeral
Yes
Yes
Yes
Funeral procession to funeral location (fees and costs of a service at a separate location not included)
Yes
Yes
Yes
A hearse to local crematorium or cemetery
Yes
Yes
Yes
Provision of sufficient staff to attend to the coffin as required
Yes
Yes
Yes
Limousines
No
One Two
An allowance included for third party costs £1,100 £1,100 £1,100
A list provided to the family of mourners who sent flowers
No
No
Yes
24 hour funeral director telephone support for the bereaved
Yes
Yes
Yes
Professionally drafted Will
Yes
Yes
Yes

* All coffins supplied will be wood-effect quality or better. Your funeral director will provide further guidance on the type of coffins available within your plan

** Costs may apply if out-of-hours viewing is required