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Compare Dignity Funeral Plans

All of Dignity’s Prepaid Funeral Plans guarantee that, when the time comes, all of the cremation funeral services included in The Plan will be covered, regardless of how much funeral costs may rise in the future. Compare funeral plans below.

New lower Funeral Plan prices, our high quality Plans providing even better value (valid until June 30th 2017).

Prepaid Funeral Plans from Dignity

The
Limited
Plan

Our
Affordable
Plan

£2,995.00
or from
£25.14 a month

NEW!

The
Amber
Plan

Our
Essential
Plan

£3,395.00
or from
£28.50 a month

NEW!

The
Pearl
Plan

Our
Most Popular
Plan

£3,749.00
or from
£31.47 a month

NEW!

The
Diamond
Plan

Our Plan
for
Big Families

£3,999.00
or from
£33.57 a month

NEW!

Guarantees

Guarantees to cover all the required funeral director services

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Guarantees to cover cremation funeral costs and Minister's fees

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Generous contribution of £1,200 towards burial costs that can be used towards the plot

Yes Yes Yes Yes

No more to pay for the services below, regardless of when the plan is needed or how much funeral costs rise in the future

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Making the arrangements

Support from a nationwide network of owned or approved Funeral Directors

Limited to approx. 800 funeral directors*

Over 1,200 Funeral Directors

Over 1,200 Funeral Directors

Over 1,200 Funeral Directors

Personal contact with the family to provide advice and guidance on all aspects of arranging the funeral

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Guidance on the registration of the death and collection of all necessary paperwork for the funeral to proceed

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Co-ordinating with individuals and organisations, and managing logistics as required for the funeral to proceed

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Co-ordination of any flowers or tributes and managing collection and payments of any charitable donations

No Yes Yes Yes

Care of the deceased

Collection and transportation of the deceased to the Funeral Director's premises, at anytime, 24 hours a day (within a 50 mile radius, excluding ferry or air fares)

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Care and preparation of the deceased

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Coffin for cremation or burial

Basic

Wood effect

Quality wood effect

High quality wood veneer

Viewing of the deceased in a private chapel of rest by agreed appointment

Normal office hours

Normal office hours

Weekdays

Anytime

The service

Arrangement of the funeral service at a local cemetery or crematorium

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Arrangement of an additional service at a separate location e.g church (costs of service not included)

No No Yes Yes

Funeral Director, driver and pallbearers to attend the service

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Hearse

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Limousine for family/mourners

None

None

One

Two

Funeral procession from home/funeral home to a service location

Directly to the crematorium or burial site

Directly to the crematorium or burial site

To a service location, then onto the crematorium or burial site

To a service location, then onto the crematorium or burial site

Mutual agreement on the time and day of the funeral during normal office hours

Restricted days and times*

Yes

Yes

Yes

For a cremation funeral

Cremation fee at a local crematorium

The Minister of Religion or an Officiant’s fee, equal to the amount paid for a standard funeral service at the crematorium or cemetery as listed in the Church of England Table of Parochial Fees

Yes Yes Yes Yes

For a burial funeral
A generous contribution of £1,200 towards burial costs, plot and Minister’s fees
This contribution increases each year in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI) for the Plan’s duration

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Flexibility

If you move home your plan moves with you, at no extra cost

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Personalise the Plan at any time by documenting "Special Requests" such as hymns and readings*

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Ability to add additional services to your plan, such as an extra limousine*

No Yes Yes Yes

Ability to make additional contributions towards Special Requests during the lifetime of the Plan, contributions will increase each year in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI).

No Yes Yes Yes

Additional services

24 hour support from our UK based client service centre, to answer any questions you may have about your Plan or the service, available 365 days a year

Yes Yes Yes Yes

24 hour telephone bereavement advice and counselling service

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Complimentary thank you cards

No No Yes Yes

The
Limited
Plan

The
Amber
Plan

The
Pearl
Plan

The
Diamond
Plan

What is not included in your plan:

  • Medical certification fees. For deaths where a coroner investigation is required, there are no medical certification fees. Also, changes to legislation in May 2015 mean there will no longer be a charge for a medical certification for any deaths registered in Scotland. Similar legal changes are being considered for the rest of the UK, so we do not include provision for these fees in our Plans. If the funeral takes place outside of Scotland, and a coroner is not involved, then if applicable, the medical certification fees must be paid by the next of kin or personal representative, when arranging the funeral.
  • Embalming, burial plot, memorial or headstone, flowers, catering/wake.
  • Repatriation from outside mainland Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Jersey, Isle of Man and Isle of Wight.
  • Costs for removing artificial limbs and mechanisms such as pacemakers.
  • Costs associated with changes in regulations, tax, laws or generally accepted practice, which result in additional costs or affect the conduct of the funeral.

This list is not exhaustive, so please refer to the Terms & Conditions for further information.

*Special Requests - Some special requests may incur an additional charge and may not be covered by the price guarantee. Any costs incurred from these requests will have to be paid for at the time of the funeral. Alternatively, you can pay a contribution in advance for any additional requests with the amount paid being subject to RPI inflation.

Limited Plan - There is a restricted choice from approximately 800 Funeral Directors. A restricted choice of date and time for the funeral will be available. Typically this means that with the Limited Funeral Plan the service will take place before 10.30am or after 3.30pm Tuesday-Thursday. You may not make any additional contributions towards the costs of any special requests. Not available on the Isle of Man.

All four of our plans guarantee to cover the required services for a funeral, whilst letting you choose the type of funeral your require

Limited

Our
Affordable
Plan

£2,995.00
or from
£25.14 a month

NEW!

Amber

Our
Essential
Plan

£3,395.00
or from
£28.50 a month

NEW!

Pearl

Our
Most Popular
Plan

£3,749.00
or from
£31.47 a month

NEW!

Diamond

Our Plan
for
Big Families

£3,999.00
or from
£33.57 a month

NEW!

The Limited Plan

£2,995.00
or from
£25.14 a month

The Amber Plan

£3,395.00
or from
£28.50 a month

The Pearl Plan

£3,749.00
or from
£31.47 a month

The Diamond Plan

£3,999.00
or from
£33.57 a month


What is not included in your plan:

  • Medical certification fees. For deaths where a coroner investigation is required, there are no medical certification fees. Also, changes to legislation in May 2015 mean there will no longer be a charge for a medical certification for any deaths registered in Scotland. Similar legal changes are being considered for the rest of the UK, so we do not include provision for these fees in our Plans. If the funeral takes place outside of Scotland, and a coroner is not involved, then if applicable, the medical certification fees must be paid by the next of kin or personal representative, when arranging the funeral.
  • Embalming, burial plot, memorial or headstone, flowers, catering/wake.
  • Repatriation from outside mainland Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Jersey, Isle of Man and Isle of Wight.
  • Costs for removing artificial limbs and mechanisms such as pacemakers.
  • Costs associated with changes in regulations, tax, laws or generally accepted practice, which result in additional costs or affect the conduct of the funeral.

This list is not exhaustive, so please refer to the Terms & Conditions for further information.

Guarantees to cover all necessary funeral director services

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Guarantees to cover cremation funeral costs and Minister's fees

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Generous contribution of £1,200 towards burial costs that can be used towards the plot

Yes Yes Yes Yes

No more to pay for the services in the plan, regardless of when the plan is needed or how much funeral costs rise in the future

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Limited

Amber

Pearl

Diamond

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Support from a nationwide network of owned or approved Funeral Directors

Limited to approx. 800 Funeral Directors*

Over 1,200 Funeral Directors

Over 1,200 Funeral Directors

Over 1,200 Funeral Directors

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Coffin for cremation or burial

Basic

Wood effect

Quality wood effect

High quality wood veneer

Viewing of the deceased in a private chapel of rest by agreed appointment

Normal office hours

Normal office hours

During weekdays

Any time

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Limousine for family/mourners

None

None

One

Two

Directly to the crematorium or burial site

Directly to the crematorium or burial site

To a service location, then onto the crematorium or burial site

To a service location, then onto the crematorium or burial site

Time and day of the funeral, during normal office hours and mutually agreed

Restricted days and times of day*

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes

If you move home your plan moves with you, at no extra cost

Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes
No Yes Yes Yes
No Yes Yes Yes

* Special requests - Some special requests may incur an additional charge and may not be covered by the price guarantee. Any costs incurred from these requests will have to be paid for at the time of the funeral. Alternatively, you can pay a contribution in advance for any additional requests with the amount paid being subject to RPI inflation.

Limited Plan - There is a restricted choice from approximately 800 Funeral Directors. A restricted choice of date and time for the funeral will be available. Typically this means that with the Limited Funeral Plan the service will take place before 10.30am or after 3.30pm Tuesday-Thursday. You may not make any additional contributions towards the costs of any special requests. Not available on the Isle of Man.

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