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Compare Dignity Funeral Plans

All of Dignity's Plans guarantee to cover the funeral director fees for arranging and conducting a cremation or burial funeral, no matter how far in the future it may be needed and how much funeral costs may rise in that time. 

✔ 97.7% of families we’ve served would recommend Dignity.
✔ 99% said we met or exceeded their expectations.
(Statistics from Dignity plc Annual Reports and Accounts, 2017).

Dignity have once again been awarded the Defaqto 5 Star Rating for the Diamond Funeral Plan. Dignity previously received the award in 2017 which was the first year in which Defaqto rated Prepaid Funeral Plans.

 

Prepaid Funeral Plans from Dignity

The
Limited
Plan

Our
Affordable
Funeral Plan

£3,095
or from
£16.28 a month

The
Amber
Plan

Our
Essential
Funeral Plan

£3,495
or from
£18.38 a month

The
Pearl
Plan

Our
Most Popular
Funeral Plan

£3,875
or from
£20.38 a month

The
Diamond
Plan

Our Funeral Plan
for
Big Families

£4,135
or from
£21.75 a month

Guarantees

The funeral director costs included in your chosen plan for a cremation or burial funeral

Yes Yes Yes Yes

For a cremation funeral the plan covers;

The crematorium 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 the plan covers;

A generous contribution of £1,220 towards burial costs, plot and Minister’s fees. This increases each year in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI) for the Plan’s duration

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 and regular 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 (embalming not included)

Yes Yes Yes Yes

The coffin

Basic

Wood effect

Quality wood effect

High quality wood veneer

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

Weekdays, during office hours

Weekdays, during office hours

Weekdays, at any time

Anytime, 24/7

The service

Arrangement of the funeral service at a local cemetery or crematorium

Yes Yes 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 (Fees and costs of a service at a separate location not included)

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

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 make additional contributions towards Special Requests during the lifetime of the plan. Any contributions will increase each year in line with 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

Instalment examples given in the above table are based on 25 years. If you spread the cost over more than 12 months there is an extra charge and all payments must be completed by the 85th birthday of the eldest person named on the 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.

* 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.

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
Funeral Plan

£3,095.00
or from
£16.28 a month

Amber

Our
Essential
Funeral Plan

£3,495.00
or from
£18.38 a month

Pearl

Our
Most Popular
Funeral Plan

£3,875.00
or from
£20.38 a month

Diamond

Our Funeral Plan
for
Big Families

£4,135.00
or from
£21.75 a month

The Limited Plan

£3,095.00
or from
£16.28 a month

The Amber Plan

£3,495.00
or from
£18.38 a month

The Pearl Plan

£3,875.00
or from
£20.38 a month

The Diamond Plan

£4,135.00
or from
£21.75 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 the funeral director costs included in your chosen plan for a cremation or burial funeral

Yes Yes Yes Yes

For a cremation funeral the plan covers the crematorium fee at a local crematorium and Minister's fees

Yes Yes Yes Yes

For a burial funeral the plan includes an ample contribution of £1,220 towards burial costs, plot and Minister's fees

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

Weekdays, at any time

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

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

* 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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