Simplicity cremation reviews - 2023
Customer reviews – customers rate the service provided by Simplicity Cremations as 4.8 out of 5 on the independent review website Feefo
Industry reviews – you can also see how the independent consumer body Fairer Finance review Simplicity Cremations compared to other leading direct cremation providers in their latest report.
Who is Simplicity?
Simplicity Cremations provide low-cost funeral services for families looking for a cheaper fuss free alternative to a traditional funeral. As part of Dignity, Simplicity Cremations provide direct cremation and simple attended cremations throughout mainland Great Britain including England, Scotland and Wales.
(Simplicity funerals are not available in Northern Ireland, the Scottish Isles, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands).
What plans do they offer?
Simplicity Cremations offer direct cremation services for people who have just died and prepaid direct cremation plans for those looking to plan ahead. This review looks at Simplicity’s range of prepaid options, which includes their Lily, Magnolia and Orchid funeral plans.
The Lily Direct Cremation Plan – This Simplicity funeral plan offers an unattended cremation without a service. It includes collection anywhere in mainland Great Britain 24 hours a day, a simple coffin, cremation fees and the return of the ashes in a simple container.
The Magnolia Direct Cremation Plan – This Simplicity funeral plan offers the same services as the Lily plan with the option for up to 12 people to attend the committal. This would be held at the closest Dignity Crematorium to the resting place at 9 am on a date of Simplicity's choosing.
The Orchid Direct Cremation Plan - This Simplicity funeral plan includes all the services in the Lily plan in addition to a full-length service in the chapel. There is no limit on attendees and the service is organised by family who can arrange any music, eulogies and readings they would like. The service would be held at the closest Dignity crematorium to the resting place.
You can find out more about direct funerals on our main direct cremation page.
Will there be more for my family to pay when the time comes?
The services detailed in the Lily, Magnolia and Orchid prepaid cremation plans are completely guaranteed. However, none of the Simplicity Cremations plans include provision for doctor’s fees if a second death certificate is required. If this is required, it would need to be paid for at the time of need.
The current cost for doctor’s fees is around £164.
How is my money held with Simplicity funerals?
When you buy a Simplicity Cremations funeral plan your money is placed in the National Funeral Trust Fund which is a completely independent and separate entity.
How much do Simplicity Cremations cost?
The cheapest way to pay for your Simplicity Direct plan is either with a single payment, or if you prefer over 12 months as you won’t incur any additional fees.
If you prefer to spread your costs over a longer period, instalment options are available from 12 months to 10 years. Additional fees are added for all instalment options longer than a year but these would be made clear to you at the outset.
Do Simplicity funerals have any age restrictions?
You must be 50 or older to buy a Simplicity funeral plan and although there is no upper threshold for payment in full or over 12 months, all instalment payments must be complete by the time you are 80.
Can I cancel my plan?
All Simplicity direct cremation plans come with a 30 day review period once you have applied to ensure you are completely happy with what is included. If you change your mind and cancel during this time, the money you have paid for your plan would be fully refunded.
If you choose to cancel your direct funeral plan after this period, you will receive all your money back minus a cancellation fee of £95.
What happens if I move?
If you move anywhere within mainland Great Britain, the plan moves with you at no extra cost. Just let Simplicity Cremations know your new address so they can update your details.