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The table below provides an at-a-glance summary of the different plan options and what each includes. Though they all cover cremation in their standard form, each (with the exception of the Direct Cremation plan) can also be tailored for burial.

Our range is divided into 2 parts - ‘Basic’ plans and ‘Inclusive’ plans.

Basic Plans: Designed for those whose budget is, perhaps, limited, but who wish to still make some provision to reduce the financial and emotional burden that their funeral might place on those left behind. The Direct Cremation plan, which is fixed price, covers just the collection, storage, and cremation of the deceased. The Topaz plan covers the funeral director’s services, but contains no allowance towards disbursements/3rd party fees*.

Inclusive Plans: Designed for those wanting to secure the greatest possible protection against funeral expenses, our inclusive plans not only guarantee the funeral director’s services, but they also include an allowance towards disbursements/3rd party fees*.

Basic plans

Inclusive plans

Services

Direct Cremation

Topaz

Pearl

Sapphire

Ruby

Funeral Director’s fees and services
(inc. care and preparation of the deceased)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

A simple, veneered coffin with nameplate

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

An oak-effect veneered coffin with nameplate

Yes

A funeral hearse and bearers

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

24 hour transfer of the deceased to funeral home / chapel of rest national

25 miles**

25 miles**

25 miles**

25 miles**

Organising the service at the crematorium/cemetery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Family support and guidance provided by the funeral director

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Funeral procession from home / funeral home to crematorium or cemetery

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Time of funeral agreed mutually between funeral director and family

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Visits to chapel of rest permitted at any time, subject to appointment with the funeral director

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

One following limousine

Yes

Two following limousines

Yes


Provision towards disbursements/3rd party fees*:


- Cremation fee
(or interment, if burial)

Yes

Yes *

Yes *

Yes *

- Doctor's fee

Yes

Yes *

Yes *

Yes *

- Minister's fee for the service at the crematorium (or graveside, if burial)

Yes *

Yes *

Yes *

- Service at church or other place of worship


Burial Costs: The funeral director's costs and services remain exactly the same for both cremation and burial. However, because interment (burial) costs vary enormously according to different local authorities pricing, only when we know where you wish to be buried can we give you a fixed price. To discuss burial in more detail, please call 0800 9177099 to speak to one of our advisors.

Direct Cremation Topaz Pearl Sapphire Ruby
£1,895 £2,390 £3,495 £3,795 £4,095
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*Disbursements (otherwise known as 3rd party fees) are cost elements of a funeral that are outside of the funeral plan provider’s/funeral director’s control. All the ‘inclusive’ Safe Hands Funeral Plans include an allowance of £1,200 (Pearl/Sapphire/Ruby) towards the cremation fee (or interment fee, if the funeral is a burial), doctor’s fee, and minister’s fee for the service at the crematorium (or graveside, if the funeral is a burial).

**Additional mileage, if applicable, will be charged for at the funeral director’s prevailing rate at the time of death.
National Federation of Funeral Directors