Compare Funeral Plans & See How Much You Can Save!

Ever rising funeral costs means many over 50’s are choosing to secure the cost of their funeral to save money in years to come, but which funeral plan company should you choose? Scroll down to compare  funeral plans now, find the best plan from our top 10 list…

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Our guide will give you the key knowledge so you can:
  • Compare funeral plans side by side.
  • Read honest reviews that are thorough with lots of your questions answered
  • REAL customer feedback live from the providers' own social media & review sites
  • See exactly what you ARE getting and exactly what you ARE NOT getting, from the funeral plan
  • See members who are FPA registered, and whether that is adequate for you
  • See hard-to-find cancellation fees and imposed limitations

Compare the top 10 funeral plan providers below & find out who's best:

ProviderRestricted PlansStandard PlansMid-range PlansTop Level Plans
Golden Charter£2,895£3,495£3,850£4,099
Open Prepaid FuneralsN/A£2090 or £3,190£3,745£4,295
Perfect ChoiceN/A£3,605£3,915£4,290
Post OfficeN/A£3,495£3,875£4,135
Safe Hands Plans£2,390£3,495£3,795£4,095

Prices listed above could be subject to change at any time.

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We have tried to glean as much information as possible from their websites so we can show you an unbiased representation of their offers in one place – if any information is missing or incorrect, please contact us so we can rectify it as soon as possible. 


Currently the list below has both members of the FPA as well as non members, but we aim to update it so it covers as much of the market as possible. Some plans offer payment in a lump sum, some can be pre paid in advance.

What is excluded?

What is excluded from the funeral plan comparison table are items which do not come as standard with the plans, this constitutes:


  • Burial Plots
  • Headstones
  • Memorials

Funeral Plan Providers who pick their own funeral directors...

However, there will be a certain number of providers in our comparison table who allow for the above as well as other ‘optional extras’ at cost, of course. With most you are free to choose your own funeral director for your chosen plan, but the following may have their own network of funeral directors they pick:



The funeral plan providers in the comparison table will include:


  • Care of the body
  • A Hearse
  • Help with registration and certification of death
  • Funeral director will help arrange the funeral & supervise
  • Confidential advice

Coffin quality will vary depending on the proposed plan. A basic coffin should be expected with the basic plans, whereas the comprehensive plan will come with a more expensive coffin.


To make changes to any of your chosen plans after you have purchased will most likely require extra costs, apart from The Co-operative Funeralcare, who do not permit any changes after purchase.

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When you purchase a funeral plan for yourself it is important to read the terms and conditions and any statement that might conflict with actually receiving the full funeral you have paid for.


There are usually clauses to look out for, such as the type of instalments you choose and whether you have to complete a minimum set of payments (normal) or if you keep paying endlessly until you die (this would be very unusual).


While comparing funeral plans online do seek out the most cost effective plans but also for the package that throws the most in. It would usually be the most generous contributions towards disbursement costs that make the most difference.


Disbursement costs are expenses not covered within the Funeral Directors fees:


  • Burial, Cremation fees, church service

  • Flowers – (£50 – £500)
  • Newspaper Notices – from £25-£50
  • Service sheets for the ceremony – from £25
  • Cremation – varies from £500
  • Doctors certificates – approx £150 (Will soon no longer be required)
  • Church – approx £300
  • Minister’s fees – approx £100
  • Organist – approx £100
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