Choice Essentials Plan
£2,650

Equivalent price if this funeral product was purchased today: £3,229*

Our Choice Essentials Plan is tailored for those who would prefer a traditional funeral service where family, friends and mourners can attend and provides the flexibility to personalise and upgrade elements of a funeral.

It allows you to plan and pay in advance for a funeral, record your personal wishes and fixes the cost of Funeral Director Services at today’s prices, which otherwise may go up or down in the future.

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Before you buy a plan, please make sure you understand the inclusions and exclusions and ensure the plan meets your needs.

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Choice Essentials Plan with Extras

Our Choice Plus Plan includes all the features of the Choice Essentials Plan plus a superior coffin, professional embalming and limousine.

Looking for a more simple cremation plan?

Our Unattended Cremation Plan includes the essential elements for a cremation to take place without any family or friends present.

What is a Choice Essentials Plan?

Our Choice Essentials Plan is tailored for those who would prefer a traditional funeral service where family, friends and mourners can attend. This plan includes our professional Funeral Director Services as standard, which includes a quality coffin, hearse, a Funeral Director and pall bearers to accompany the service.

It also provides the flexibility to personalise and upgrade elements of a funeral and allows Voluntary Contributions to be made towards Additional Products & Services and Third Party Fees, if desired.

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What’s included?

Funeral Director Services

  • Selecting your Nominated Funeral Director from over 240 branches nationwide
  • A dedicated and experienced Funeral Arranger to provide support throughout the arrangements
  • Assist with legal, administrative and arrangements for the funeral to take place
  • Collection from the place of death or other location, restrictions apply
  • Care and preparation before the funeral in professional facilities
  • Religious washing, traditions and rituals can be accommodated if required
  • The option of family and friends to spend time with the Covered Individual in a private room during opening hours at the Nominated Funeral Directors
  • A quality oak-effect veneered coffin
  • A hearse to convey the Covered Individual to the place of service, crematorium or cemetery, restrictions apply
  • The Funeral Director and up to four pall bearers to accompany and attend the service
  • An online memorial tribute web page, including the ability to enable charitable donations
  • A complimentary standard scatter tube for a cremation or a small grave marker for a burial
  • Collection of the ashes from the Nominated Funeral Director or option of delivery for a charge
  • The option of the ashes to be scattered at the crematorium’s Garden of Remembrance

We offer support, before and after the funeral

  • We will provide you with a number to a helpline offering practical support to you and your family on matters such as probate, wills, legal issues and bereavement support. This is operated by a third party
  • We can inform a friend or relative that your funeral plan is in place

Extra value for money

  • Receive 10% off memorial masonry, additional works, cremation tablets (plaques) and vases when an order is placed within three months of the funeral taking place

What’s not included?

Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services are not included in the Choice Essentials and Choice Plus Plans. However, Voluntary Contributions can be made towards these in advance. These funds are held with the plan and can be used towards these costs at the time the plan is Redeemed.

Third Party Fees

Certain Third Party Fees (burial or cremation fees and doctor’s fees, if required) must be paid in order for the funeral to take place, in addition to the funeral plan cost.

Depending on your funeral requirements, other costs, such as minister or celebrant fees and venue or church fees, may also be required for the funeral to take place.

These fees are set by the third parties.

Voluntary Contributions can be made either at the time you purchase your funeral plan, or payment will be required at the time of the funeral.

Additional Products & Services

Other Additional Products & Services you may be considering could include flowers, obituary notices, order of service, special transport and other personal requests to personalise the arrangements.

More information on Voluntary Contributions

  • You can contribute as much or as little as you like now, with the option to add to the fund in the future
  • Please note, any prices quoted are not fixed and can go up or down in the future, and depending on the amount you contribute, there may be a shortfall at the time the plan is Redeemed, which would need to be paid for, based on the prices at that time
  • If you want to make a change to your plan, please contact us to discuss your options. Our friendly team will be able to discuss your ideas and provide costs and estimates to you

What are Third Party Fees and Additional Products & Services ?

Third Party Fees, such as cremation and burial fees, are costs we pay to someone else and are not included in the plan. This is because these fees vary in price depending on factors, such as what type of funeral you choose, your preference of a crematorium or burial site and if a doctor’s certificate would be required. Certain Third Party Fees must be paid in order for the funeral to take place in addition to the funeral plan cost.

Other Additional Products & Services you may be considering could include flowers, obituary notices, order of service, special transport and other personal requests to personalise the arrangements.

Voluntary Contributions can be made towards these and we are able to provide you with an estimate of the costs for Additional Products & Services and Third Party Fees.

Buy your funeral plan online today or call our team on 01803 298 243 for any assistance

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T&Cs apply.

*Equivalent price shown is a national average, based on branches within the Funeral Partners Network (correct as of Nov 2023)