Which is the best direct cremation funeral plan for you?
According to a recent report into the cost of dying, the funeral directors stated that, 1 in 10 of the funerals arranged that year were for direct funerals. As a result of this increase in interest for ‘cremation only’ affordable funerals, there are now a number of ways you can buy a direct cremation funeral plan.
To cater for those looking for low cost funerals without a service, UK funeral providers and ‘cremation only’ companies have introduced prepaid plans, so you can arrange everything in advance.
Having compared direct cremation funeral plans across the market, the company we believe stands out from the crowd is Simplicity, part of leading UK funeral planning company Dignity.
Unlike most companies that only operate from one location, Simplicity Cremations provide their cremation services throughout the UK, using their nationwide network of privately owned Dignity Crematoriums.
As well as being one of the best priced plans on the market, their prepaid direct cremation plans completely guarantee all the services included, so you can be sure your family will have no nasty surprises and nothing more to pay when the time comes.
For example many direct cremation UK providers charge extra for collection out of hours or from home or a nursing home however this is not the case with Simplicity.
In addition to their guarantee, the three prepaid plans they offer give customers and their families the flexibility to choose between a simple direct cremation; a cremation with up to 12 people in attendance or a cremation with a full length service.
Here is what’s included in the Simplicity Plans:
- Nationwide collection anywhere in the UK and at anytime of the day or night
- Cremation fees guaranteed
- A simple coffin
- Transportation the crematorium closest to the place of rest
- Scattering of cremation ashes in a garden of remembrance or return of the ashes to the family
In addition the Magnolia plan includes time in the chapel prior to the cremation for up to 12 people whereas the Orchid Plan includes a full length service organised by the family with no limit on attendees.
Ways to pay for your Simplicity Plan
You can choose to pay for your Simplicity plan in one go or spread your costs over 12 months and you won’t incur any additional fees.
If you prefer to spread your costs over a longer period, instalment options are available over 2, 5 and 10 years.
Your money is held securely in the independent trust fund – the National Funeral Trust, ready to pay for your services when the time comes and Dignity is registered with the industry regulator the Funeral Planning Authority, so comply with their strict rules and code of practise.
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