How much does a funeral cost?

Help for your family when they need it most

When we die, we all want our friends and family to come together for a decent send-off. But it can come as a shock just how much a funeral can cost.

Average cost of a funeral

According to our research, the average cost of a funeral is now £3,784.*

Funeral costs vary across the UK. So your monthly payments depends on your age and where you live. For a personalised quote call 0800 917 5190.

Funeral costs in the UK

Many people take out cover to help their loved ones pay for their funeral. What some don’t realise is just how much a funeral costs.

Select a region to find the average cost of a funeral in your area.

Region

The average cost of a funeral in the North East of England region was £3,679*

The average cost of a funeral in the East Midlands region was £3,528*

The average cost of a funeral in London was £4,779*

The average cost of a funeral in the East of England region was £3,749*

The average cost of a funeral in the North West of England region was £3,722*

The average cost of a funeral in Belfast was £3,036*

The average cost of a funeral in Scotland was £3,535*

The average cost of a funeral in the South East of England region was £3,695*

The average cost of a funeral in the South West of England region was £3,615*

The average cost of a funeral in Wales was £3,535*

The average cost of a funeral in the West Midlands region was £3,990*

The average cost of a funeral in the Yorkshire and Humber region was £3,780*

* The Royal London National Funeral Cost Index 2017.

Some extra help, at no extra cost

Funeral costs are rising. In 2017, the average cost of a funeral in the UK was £3,784*

So when the time comes, getting that little bit extra towards your funeral would come in handy.

Add the Funeral Benefit Option to your Over 50s Life Cover for the contribution, as well as for expert support. With this option, leading professionals Dignity Funerals will take the worry of organising your funeral off your family’s hands, and give £300 towards the cost – just when your family need it most.

The Funeral Benefit Option is an extra way you can help your family by lifting a burden, both financial and emotional.

*Royal London National Funeral Cost Index 2017

Funeral Benefit Option there for your family

The Funeral Benefit Option is an option you can add to an Over 50s Life Cover policy. You can choose it whenever you like – when you apply for an Over 50s Life Cover policy, or at any time afterwards. And if you change your mind later, you can cancel it at any time.

With the Funeral Benefit Option, your payout is made directly to Dignity funeral services. They’ll put an extra £300 towards your funeral costs, as well as assign a Dignity Funeral Director to help your family.

When the time comes, your family will need to make just one phone call to Dignity. A Dignity Funeral Director will then get in touch with them to arrange the funeral.

If the cost of the funeral is greater than the payout, plus the extra £300, then your estate or next of kin will need to pay the difference. If there’s any money left over, we’ll pay it to your estate.

In good hands with Dignity Funerals

Your family will be looked after with Dignity funeral services. We’ve chosen to work with them because they are a major provider of funeral services in the UK:

  • They have a network of more than 826 funeral locations throughout the UK
  • They have conducted over 68,800 funerals in 2017

Dignity has built its reputation on the quality of the care they offer their customers. They offer assistance and support every step of the way. Your family can be sure that Dignity will carry out your funeral with understanding and compassion.

The Funeral Benefit Option is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority or by the Prudential Regulation Authority.

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