Basic costs

The costs of a funeral can vary quite considerably. Depending whether the funeral is to be a cremation or a burial, which coffin is to be used, and how many limousines are required.

A basic simple funeral cost for 2015 would be as follows:

Itemised charges  
Taking instructions, making all necessary arrangements and attendance at local funeral: £1365.00
Simple cremation coffin: £260.00
Care of the deceased, including removal to funeral home: £285.00
Hearse: £250.00
Total: £2,160.00

Please note that this does not include the hire of any limousines, embalming, or disbursements that may be payable to the crematorium, to the cemetery or to a church if required. It also does not include a notice in the newspaper or any flowers.

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