In this review: We look at the benefits of a Pure Cremation prepaid plan, how they compare & whether they offer good value
Pure Cremation are the only UK company completely dedicated to direct cremation low cost funerals. Operating in England, Wales and Scotland, their no fuss funeral plan guarantees all of the services included and for your security, Pure Cremation are registered with the Funeral Planning Authority.
Owned and managed by funeral directors with over 30 years experience, Pure Cremation was launched in 2016 as the requirement for simple direct cremations without an actual funeral service grew.
Based in Andover, Pure Cremation offer their direct cremation services throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. They have their own purpose built crematorium in Andover to service their England and Wales customers and work in partnership with 2 other crematoriums for cremations in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Owning their own crematorium means Pure Cremation handle every part of the service offered; from collection by one of the experienced fleet of drivers to hand delivery of ashes. They use solid pine eco coffins and biodegradable urns for ashes as part of the management of their carbon footprint.
You may have also seen the Pure Cremation TV ad campaign that shows just how simple this type of funeral is.
Which prepaid direct plans do they offer?
Pure cremation offer two forms of direct cremation service; an ‘at need’ service for people who wish to arrange a simple cremation funeral for someone who has just died and a ‘prepaid direct cremation plan’ for those wanting to plan for the future. For the purposes of this direct funeral plan review we will concentrate mainly on the ‘Prepaid’ option, however for those who are looking to arrange a direct funeral straight away, here are some brief details on the service provided:
At need service
The ‘at need’ package is a simple direct cremation without a funeral service. For a one off cost of £1,195, the service includes collection from any hospital or coroner’s mortuary in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, cremation fees and doctor’s fees if applicable; a solid pine eco coffin and either the scattering of ashes in a garden of remembrance or return of ashes by hand delivery if preferred.
Additional costs of £250 are incurred when collection is from home, a nursing home or hospice any time of the day or night.
Prepaid cremation plan
The prepaid plan is £1,595 and includes the services required for a simple direct cremation in the future, again without a funeral service.
The plan includes collection anywhere throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland 24 hours a day; cremation fees and doctor’s fees if they apply, a solid pine eco coffin and the return or scattering of the ashes or hand delivered to the family.
With both options any additional charges for ferry crossing from the Isle of Wight or Isle of Man would need to also be paid for.
You can find out more about direct funerals on our main direct cremation page.
How can I pay for my Pure Cremation Plan?
- Trust based direct cremation plan
With Pure Cremation’s trust based plan, your money is held securely in an independently managed trust fund.
You can pay in one go or over 6 months which is the cheapest option as you don’t incur any additional fees. However if prefer to spread your payments over a longer period, you can pay monthly over 1,2,3,4 or 5 years.
- Over 50's direct cremation plan
With Pure Cremation’s over 50s direct cremation plan, your money placed securely in whole of life insurance policy.
This payment option has low monthly premiums based on age and is available for anyone between the ages of 50 to 75. Your premiums are payable either for life or until you are 90 and you are covered for your services as soon as you have made 24 monthly payments.