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Compare us to other Funeral Plan Providers

It’s important to compare funeral plan providers to ensure you get the plan that is best for you. Make sure you compare plans based not only on what the plan price is today, but also on any additional costs there may be to pay when the plan is actually needed in the future. If you are unsure of what to look for when comparing providers, please take a look at our recent blog article, which lists 10 key things to consider before using our table below.

We ensure the same high quality facilities and services are provided throughout our nationwide network of owned or approved funeral directors, it is because of this that we receive excellent levels of customer satisfaction.

✔ 97.7% of families we’ve served would recommend Dignity.
✔ 98.8% said we met or exceeded their expectations.
(Statistics from Dignity plc Annual Reports and Accounts, 2016).

All of our funeral plans are Defaqto rated, with the Diamond Funeral Plan receiving 5 stars, and in February 2018 we received the Gold Trusted Award from Feefo.

Information on this page is accurate as at 19/2/18.

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DignityThe Limited
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DignityThe Amber
Plan

0800 587 2541

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DignityThe Pearl
Plan

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DignityThe Diamond
Plan

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DignityThe Limited Plan

DignityThe Amber Plan

DignityThe Pearl Plan

DignityThe Diamond Plan

Safe HandsPearl

Safe HandsSapphire

Safe HandsRuby

Co-opSimple

Co-opBronze

Co-opSilver

Co-opGold

Golden CharterValue

Golden CharterStandard

Golden CharterSelect

Golden CharterPremier

Plan guarantees

Some funeral plan providers do not give you the assurance that everything will be catered for when the time comes. A Dignity Funeral Plan guarantees that all services included in the plan will be covered, but how does this compare to other prepaid plan providers?

Can the funeral plan provider guarantee the quality of the funeral service?

Yes, as Dignity owns or carefully approves all its funeral directors, this can be fully guaranteed.

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Yes, as Dignity owns or carefully approves all its funeral directors, this can be fully guaranteed.

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Yes, as Dignity owns or carefully approves all its funeral directors, this can be fully guaranteed.

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Yes, as Dignity owns or carefully approves all its funeral directors, this can be fully guaranteed.

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Safe Hands arrange the funeral plan, the funeral is then sub-contracted to an independent funeral director. Safe Hands have no responsibility for the delivery.

Safe Hands arrange the funeral plan, the funeral is then sub-contracted to an independent funeral director. Safe Hands have no responsibility for the delivery.

Safe Hands arrange the funeral plan, the funeral is then sub-contracted to an independent funeral director. Safe Hands have no responsibility for the delivery.

Yes, Co-op owns all their funeral directors so can guarantee the level of service.

Co-op owns all their funeral directors so can guarantee the level of service.

Co-op owns all their funeral directors so can guarantee the level of service.

Co-op owns all their funeral directors so can guarantee the level of service.

Golden Charter arrange the funeral plan, the funeral is then sub-contracted to an independent funeral director. Golden Charter then have no responsibility for the delivery.

Golden Charter arrange the funeral plan, the funeral is then sub-contracted to an independent funeral director. Golden Charter then have no responsibility for the delivery.

Golden Charter arrange the funeral plan, the funeral is then sub-contracted to an independent funeral director. Golden Charter then have no responsibility for the delivery.

Golden Charter arrange the funeral plan, the funeral is then sub-contracted to an independent funeral director. Golden Charter then have no responsibility for the delivery.

Are the funeral director costs included in the plan for a cremation or burial funeral?

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For a cremation funeral
Is the crematorium fee guaranteed to be covered?

This plan includes a total contribution of £1,200 to cover all third party fees. If these rise above the contribution at the time of need, there will be more to pay.

This plan includes a contribution of £1,200 to cover all third party fees. If these rise above the contribution at the time of need, there will be more to pay.

This plan includes a total contribution of £1,200 to cover all third party fees. If these rise above the contribution at the time of need, there will be more to pay.

This plan includes a contribution of £700 to cover all third party fees. If these rise above the contribution at the time of need, there will be more to pay.

This plan includes a contribution of £940 to cover all third party fees. If these rise above the contribution at the time of need, there will be more to pay.

This plan includes a total contribution of £940 to cover all third party fees. If these rise above the contribution at the time of need, there will be more to pay.

This plan includes a contribution of £940 to cover all third party fees. If these rise above the contribution at the time of need, there will be more to pay.

Are the Minister or Officiant's fees guaranteed to be covered?

This plan includes a total contribution of £1,200 to cover all third party fees. If these rise above the contribution at the time of need, there will be more to pay.

This plan includes a total contribution of £1,200 to cover all third party fees. If these rise above the contribution at the time of need, there will be more to pay.

This plan includes a contribution of £1,200 to cover all third party fees. If these rise above the contribution at the time of need, there will be more to pay.

This plan includes a contribution of £700 to cover all third party fees. If these rise above the contribution at the time of need, there will be more to pay.

This plan includes a contribution of £940 to cover all third party fees. If these rise above the contribution at the time of need, there will be more to pay.

This plan includes a total contribution of £940 to cover all third party fees. If these rise above the contribution at the time of need, there will be more to pay.

This plan includes a contribution of £940 to cover all third party fees. If these rise above the contribution at the time of need, there will be more to pay.

For a burial funeral
Is there a contribution towards a burial plot if I decide to have a burial?

A contribution of £1,220 is provided for all burial costs, including the plot, which increases in line with RPI.

A contribution of £1,220 is provided for all burial costs, including the plot, which increases in line with RPI.

A contribution of £1,220 is provided for all burial costs, including the plot, which increases in line with RPI.

A contribution of £1,220 is provided for all burial costs, including the plot, which increases in line with RPI.

The customer will need to purchase a burial plot themselves.

The customer will need to purchase a burial plot themselves.

The customer will need to purchase a burial plot themselves.

There is no contribution to a burial plot, however some burial costs are guaranteed.

There is no contribution to a burial plot, however some burial costs are guaranteed.

There is no contribution to a burial plot, however some burial costs are guaranteed.

There is no contribution to a burial plot, however some burial costs are guaranteed.

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This plan includes a contribution of £700 to cover all third party fees (not specified if it can be used towards a burial plot).

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This plan includes a contribution of £940 to cover all third party fees (not specified if it can be used towards a burial plot).

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This plan includes a contribution of £940 to cover all third party fees (not specified if it can be used towards a burial plot).

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This plan includes a contribution of £940 to cover all third party fees (not specified if it can be used towards a burial plot).

Making the arrangements

There are various things to consider when it comes to arranging a funeral. Dignity can save your loved ones time and money by making sure these details are in place for when the time comes, and we offer you our advice and support every step of the way.

Will the plan provider co-ordinate any flowers or tributes?

No, but you may do this with all other Dignity Funeral Plans.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

Will the plan provider manage the collection and payments of any charitable donations?

No, but you may do this with all other Dignity Funeral Plans.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

Care of the deceased

Dignity’s professional funeral directors tend to the deceased with the utmost compassion and respect in our specially equipped funeral facilities. See how different providers vary in the services they offer for the deceased.

Will you collect and transport the deceased to the Funeral Director's premises within a 50 mile radius?

Yes. We will take the deceased into our care with one of our speicalised high quality vehicles. We can do this within a 50 mile radius.

No, Safe Hands will do this within a 25 mile radius.

No, Safe Hands will do this within a 25 mile radius.

No, Safe Hands will do this within a 25 mile radius.

No Golden Charter will provide this within a 15 mile radius.

No Golden Charter will provide this within a 15 mile radius.

No Golden Charter will provide this within a 15 mile radius.

No Golden Charter will provide this within a 15 mile radius.

Is collection and transportation of the deceased available at anytime, 24 hours a day?

No, during office hours only.

No, during office hours only.

Can someone view the deceased in a private chapel of rest by agreed appointment?

Yes, during office hours.

Yes, during office hours.

Yes, within normal office hours.

Yes, anytime 24/7.

Yes, at any time.

Yes, at any time.

Yes, at any time.

Yes, during office hours.

Yes, during office hours.

Yes, during office hours.

Yes, during office hours.

Yes, within normal office hours.

What type of coffin will be used for the cremation or burial?

A basic coffin.

A wood effect coffin.

A quality wood effect coffin.

A high quality wood coffin.

A simple veneer coffin.

A simple veneer coffin.

An oak-effect veneered coffin.

A simple coffin.

A wood effect coffin.

A wood effect coffin.

A wood veneer coffin.

A wood effect coffin.

A plain veneer coffin.

A solid wood coffin.

A solid wood coffin.

The service

Funeral plans vary drastically across the market, so it wise to be aware of what each one offers. Even our most basic plan will guarantee to provide all the essential services for the day of the funeral, so you will have the peace of mind that everything will be taken care of on the day.

Does the plan include the arrangement of the funeral service at a cemetery or crematorium?

Yes we will provide personal and regular contact with the family to provide advice and guidance on all aspects of arranging the funeral.

We will provide personal and regular contact with the family to provide advice and guidance on all aspects of arranging the funeral.

Yes we will provide personal and regular contact with the family to provide advice and guidance on all aspects of arranging the funeral.

Yes we will provide personal and regular contact with the family to provide advice and guidance on all aspects of arranging the funeral.

Does the plan include the arrangement of an additional service at a separate location / place of worship (costs of service not included)?

How many limousines are included to transport loved ones to and from the service?

None

None

One

Two

None

One

Two

None

None

One

Two

None

None

One

Two

What will the funeral procession route be?

Funeral procession from home/funeral home directly to the crematorium or burial site.

Funeral procession from home/funeral home directly to crematorium/cemetery.

From home/funeral home to a service location, then onto the crematorium or burial site.

From home/funeral home to a service location, then onto the crematorium or burial site.

Funeral procession from home/funeral home directly to crematorium/cemetery.

Funeral procession from home/funeral home directly to crematorium/cemetery.

Funeral procession from home/funeral home directly to crematorium/cemetery.

Directly to crematorium or place of burial from funeral home only.

Client flexibility to choose route.

Client flexibility to choose route.

Client flexibility to choose route.

There is no procession for this plan.

Funeral procession from home/funeral home directly to crematorium/cemetery.

Funeral procession from home/funeral home directly to crematorium/cemetery.

Funeral procession from home to crematorium/cemetery.

Administering the plan

It is normal for things to change, therefore your plan should give you the flexibility to make adjustments later on. We will look after your best interests by giving you the freedom to change your mind, but this may not be the case elsewhere.

If I move house, can I change my funeral director to another from an approved list at no extra charge?

Yes, and you will not lose your guaranteed services. Your new funeral director is also guaranteed to be owned or approved by Dignity, this can be done at any time and there is no charge.

Yes, and you will not lose your guaranteed services. Your new funeral director is also guaranteed to be owned or approved by Dignity, this can be done at any time and there is no charge.

Yes, and you will not lose your guaranteed services. Your new funeral director is also guaranteed to be owned or approved by Dignity, this can be done at any time and there is no charge.

If you wish to move your plan, you may be charged an additional sum.

If you wish to move your plan, you may be charged an additional sum.

If you wish to move your plan, you may be charged an additional sum.

If you wish to move your plan, you may be charged an additional sum.

Can I personalise my funeral plan with songs, hymns, and readings etc.?

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

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Not clear, there is no specific mention of this in the plan.

Can I add additional services to my plan?

No, but you may do this with all other Dignity Funeral Plans.

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With some payment options you are unable to modify or amend any funeral services before the funeral.

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With some payment options you are unable to modify or amend any funeral services before the funeral.

Can I pay a contribution up front for more items including extra limousines, floral tributes or a wake?

No, but you may do this with all other Dignity Funeral Plans.

Yes, any contributions you make will grow each year with RPI.

Yes, any contributions you make will grow each year with RPI.

Yes, any contributions you make will grow each year with RPI.

Yes, any contributions you make will grow each year with RPI.

Yes, any contributions you make will grow each year with RPI.

Yes, any contributions you make will grow each year with RPI.

How long is the free cancellation period?

30 days

30 days

30 days

30 days

30 days

30 days

30 days

30 days

30 days

30 days

30 days

30 days

30 days

30 days

30 days

After the free cancellation period, if I change my mind, do all payment options allow me to get my money back (less a cancellation fee)?

Yes minus a cancellation fee of £395.

Yes minus a cancellation fee of £395.

Yes minus a cancellation fee of £395.

Yes minus a cancellation fee of £395.

Yes minus a cancellation fee of £249.

Yes minus a cancellation fee of £249.

Yes minus a cancellation fee of £249.

Yes minus a cancellation fee of £250.

Yes minus a cancellation fee of £250.

Yes minus a cancellation fee of £250.

Yes minus a cancellation fee of £250.

Available with some options, but not with low cost instalment or fixed monthly payments.

Available with some options, but not with low cost instalment or fixed monthly payments.

Available with some options, but not with low cost instalment or fixed monthly payments.

Available with some options, but not with low cost instalment or fixed monthly payments.

Support from your plan provider

At Dignity, compassion and care are at the very heart of all that we do. The wellbeing of every single one of our clients is of the greatest importance to us, so you can expect only the best quality of care from the moment you get in touch.

Can I receive full customer service support on the telephone 24 hours a day concerning all areas of my plan?

Will I have access to a BSI Kitemark certified customer service call centre?

Do you offer a professional 24 hour telephony bereavement and counselling service?

The security of your money

We are completely open and honest about what happens with the money paid into our funeral plans, which is something that other providers may be evasive about. Our National Trust Fund, a completely separate entity to Dignity, gives you the assurance and confidence that your money will be safe and secure, no matter what.

Is the plan provider registered with the Funeral Planning Authority?

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Payment

We know how important it is to understand exactly what is happening with your payments. With a Dignity prepaid plan, you can rest assured that you will have complete clarity regarding your finances, and you will be given a choice as to the length of your instalment period. Be wary of the limitations that other funeral plan providers may bring.

Can I pay by monthly instalments over a fixed amount of time, with no deposit?

Price
One off payment

£3,095

£3,495

£3,875

£4,135

£3,355

£3,595

£3,900

£2,895

£3,295

£3,650

£3,899

£2,895

£3,295

£3,650

£3,899

DignityThe Limited Plan

0800 587 2541

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DignityThe Amber Plan

0800 587 2541

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DignityThe Pearl Plan

0800 587 2541

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DignityThe Diamond Plan

0800 587 2541

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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.

* Some 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 or alternatively a contribution can be made towards these costs which will increase each year in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI).

Limited Plan: There is a restricted choice from over 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.