Funeral Costs

We will explain the various fees and charges involved including the optional extras.

Our invoice will be sent out prior to the funeral service. We ask for our invoice to be paid in full prior to the Cremation. Payment can be made by cheque, BACs transfer or debit/credit card. If you are claiming for assistance from the DWP, please let us know as soon as possible.

To qualify for assistance from the DWP the next of kin must be in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits.

  • Income Support

  • Housing Benefit

  • Council Tax Benefit

  • Job Seekers Allowance (income based)

  • Disabled Person’s Tax Credit

  • Working Family’s Tax Credit

Funeral Expenses Payment can help pay for some of the costs of the following:

  • cremation fees, including the cost of the doctor’s certificate

  • the cost of moving the body within the UK, if it’s being moved more than 50 miles

  • death certificates or other documents

You can get up to £1000 towards the funeral directors fees, including a floral tribute. How much you get depends on your circumstances. This includes any other money that’s available to cover the costs, for example from an insurance policy or the deceased person’s estate.

Further information can be found on the Government website at