With the Dignity Funeral Plan you can choose a cremation or burial service; or perhaps you're not sure yet, in which case you don't have to decide now - the most important thing is to secure your funeral services at today's prices and then you can tell us what you prefer when you're ready.
Whether you choose cremation or burial, it's good to know that all of your funeral director's services are frozen at today's prices and guaranteed not to increase no matter when in the future the plan is used
Cremation Funeral - what you need to know
Over 80% of people choose a cremation funeral in the UK; with this option the Dignity Funeral Plan will also freeze your cremation and ministers fees at today's prices, a point worth noting as not all plans offer this guarantee on these services, which could leave your family being asked to pay more when the time comes.
You can also specify what you would like to happen to your ashes and any other special requests.
Burial Funeral - what you need to know
The first point to note about a burial funeral plan is that no plan provider will pay for your burial plot, which could add a considerable cost to your funeral arrangements, typically between £500 to over £1,500 depending on where you live.
You can find out your local burial plot costs by contacting your local council or privately owned cemetery or google "your town burial plot costs" and this will usually give you the information you need.
If you already have a family burial plot or have pre-purchased your plot then the only costs will be to open the grave referred to as "interment".
The Dignity Plan offers one of the largest allowances of £1,200 towards your burial costs, which can be used towards any aspect of the burial fees, including the cost of the burial plot. In addition, unlike many other providers if there is any money left over from the allowance, this will be returned to your estate.
You don't have to purchase your burial plot at the same time as taking out the funeral plan, you can either do it at a later date or leave this to your family to sort out when the time comes (using the money left from the allowance to help with the cost).
You can specify any special requests with regards to where you would like to be buried, details of your plot or any other aspect of your funeral.