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Pre-Payment Funerals

The advantages of arranging your own funeral are numerous these include:

Having peace of mind that your wishes will be carried out choosing your own Funeral Director that you trust.Choosing Burial or Cremation
The type of Coffin you require
The music that you wish to be played or hymns that you would like
The minister or speaker that will speak at your Funeral

A lot of people do not like to speak about their own Funeral but once you have arranged all your requirement you have peace of mind that your family do not have the heart breaking task of making the decisions when you have passed away. This can be too much for some families to bear when their loved one has passed.

An Independent Funeral Planning Trust receive your payment and hold it in trust until it is needed. The form is simple and straight forward to fill in and there is a informative brochure that explains everything in detail.

If you would like a brochure sending to you please contact us and we will post one to you. There is no hard sale we just take your name and address and send you the information so you can decide whether the plan suits your requirements.

If you require further information all you do is contact us and we will help you.

Michael Fogg Independent Funeral Directors Woodthorpe Sheffield 01142653000

About our pre-paid funeral plans

Planning ahead for your funeral is one of the most thoughtful and caring things you can do. Some people never get round to discussing funeral wishes with their loved ones, which can lead to all sorts of worry and anxiety when the time comes.

Taking out a funeral plan is a simple and straightforward way to remove this worry, and it can provide real financial benefits too. Some of the other benefits include:

•       Pre-arrange the details of your funeral and include any special wishes

•       Make financial provision for your funeral

•       Choose your funeral director in advance

•       Ensure your family has access to expert help and advice at a difficult time

What’s more, there are no complicated medical forms to complete.

Our plans cover our costs (as specified in the plan paperwork) as long as we carry out the funeral and your requirements don’t change. You can also make a contribution towards third party costs, such as the cremation fees. These costs are outside of our control.

For more information, please download our funeral plans brochure.

Funeral Plan FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Here are some of the questions we are often asked about our pre-paid funeral plans.

Q. Who is eligible?

UK residents aged 18 or over can take out a plan. For instalment plans, the final instalment must be paid by your 85th birthday. There are no medical or health questions to answer.

Q. Can the plan include special wishes?

You can add special wishes and requests such as song choices, readings, information for a eulogy and so on. There is no charge to add these details. There may be more to pay if you require additional features, services or upgrades.

Q. What happens if I move to a different part of the country?

If you move, you should be able to transfer your plan to a funeral director near your new home. However, there may be additional costs depending on local prices. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for details or speak to us for more information.

Q. Can I buy a funeral plan for someone else?

Yes, we find that many of our customers choose to do this.

Q. Can I change my funeral plan arrangements?

Yes, you can make changes to your plan after you have taken it out and once it is fully-paid. Just let us know what you wish to change. There may be an additional cost if you add new features and services to your plan.

Q. Does the plan cover the entire cost of the funeral?

The plan covers the funeral director's costs listed in the plan details as long as your requirements don't change and your selected funeral director carries out your funeral. The plan can also include an allowance towards third party costs such as cremation, and officiant’s fees. These costs are outside of our control. If these costs, as listed in the plan details, are not covered by the plan value at the time of need, there will be a balance to pay. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for more information.

Q. Can I cancel my plan?

Yes, you can cancel your plan at any time. If you choose to cancel the plan within the cancellation period, you’ll receive a full refund. If you cancel the plan after the cancellation period, you’ll receive a refund of the original amount paid, excluding the administration fee, and any payments to insure an instalment plan.

Q. Can I pay for my plan by instalments?

Yes, you are able to pay over a range of periods. There is an additional cost for paying by instalments over two or more years. Eligibility criteria applies.

Q. What happens if I die abroad?

The plan does not cover the cost of a funeral abroad, or the cost of repatriating the deceased. It is therefore important that your travel insurance policy covers this.

Terms and Conditions apply to funeral plans – please ask us if you have any questions.

We are an Appointed Representative of Ecclesiastical Planning Services Limited Reg. No. 2644860, registered in England at Benefact House, 2000 Pioneer Avenue, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, Gloucester, GL3 4AW, UK, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 958152. The Financial Conduct Authority regulates pre-paid funeral plans only.

 

About our plan provider

About Ecclesiastical Planning Services 

Our pre-paid funeral plans are provided by a trusted national provider, Ecclesiastical Planning Services.

As part of a specialist, UK-based financial services group, Ecclesiastical Planning Services has offered pre-payment funeral plans since 2006. When you take out a funeral plan with us, Ecclesiastical Planning Services arranges for the funds to be securely held in individual whole of life assurance policies. Every penny of the full value of your plan, excluding the management fee, is ring-fenced and cannot be used for anything but your funeral when the time comes.

Ecclesiastical Planning Services is part of a large Group that gives available profits to charity and is proud to have been named the UK’s 4th largest corporate donor to charities (2021/22)1. In addition, Ecclesiastical Planning Services is recognised by the National Association of Funeral Directors for treating customers fairly, and offering funeral plans which are financially secure and responsibly administered (2022).

1.     The Directory of Social Change, The UK Guide to Company Giving 2021/22. 

We are an Appointed Representative of Ecclesiastical Planning Services Limited Reg. No. 2644860, registered in England at Benefact House, 2000 Pioneer Avenue, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, Gloucester, GL3 4AW, UK, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 958152. The Financial Conduct Authority regulates pre-paid funeral plans only.

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