Funeral Costs

Standardised Price List

All funeral directors are legally required to publish this Price List for a standardised set of products and services. This is to help you think through your options and make choices, and to let you compare prices between different funeral directors (because prices can vary).

Attended Funeral £1,990.00

This is a funeral where family and friends have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person at the same time as they attend their burial or cremation. (funeral director’s charges only) Total of below:

Taking care of all necessary legal and administrative arrangements£735.00
Collecting and transporting the deceased £265.00

from the place of death (normally within 5 miles of the funeral director’s premises) into the funeral director’s care during normal working hours

Care of the deceased £270.00

before the funeral in appropriate facilities. The deceased person will be kept at the funeral director’s premises

Providing a suitable coffin£325.00

this will be made from wood effect veneer

Viewing of the deceased£0.00

by appointment with the funeral directors

At a date and time you agree with the funeral director£395.00

taking the deceased person direct to the agreed cemetery or crematorium (normally within 5 miles of the funeral director’s premises) in a hearse or other appropriate vehicle

Unattended Funeral

This is a funeral where family and friends may choose to have a ceremony, event or service for the deceased person, but they do not attend the burial or cremation itself.

Burial (funeral director’s charges only) £850.00
Cremation (funeral director’s charges plus the cremation fee) 2£1400.00

Fees you must pay

For and attended or unattended burial funeral, the burial fee.1
In this local area, the typical cost of the burial fee is:
£708.00 to £3,000.00
For a new grave, you will also need to buy the plot; for an existing grave with a memorial in place, you will also need to pay for a removal/replacement fee. In addition, the cemetery may charge a number of other fees.
For an attended cremation funeral, the cremation fee. 2
In this local area, the typical cost of a cremation is:

£835.00 to £1070.00

Please discuss any specific religious, belief-based and/or cultural requirements that you have with the funeral director. 

Additional funeral director products and services 

 

Additional mileage (price per mile)£1.65
Additional transfers of the deceased’s body £195.00

e.g. to their home/church service

Embalming (if possible)£95.00

Additional £85 charged if an autopsy has taken place 

Out of hours viewing(s)£35.00
Specific religious or cultural requirementPrice on Request
Funeral officiant (minister, celebrant etc.)£200.00

Price to take service at crematorium or graveside 

Extra pallbearers if required£50.00

The funeral director can give you a full list of what they can supply. They are likely to charge for these additional products and services, so you may choose to take care of some arrangements without their involvement, or you can use a different supplier.

1. This fee (which is sometimes called the interment fee) is the charge made for digging and closing a new grave, or for reopening and closing an existing grave.

2. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you will usually need to pay doctors’ fees as well. This is the charge for two doctors to sign the Medical Certificates for Cremation.

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