The cost of a funeral depends on a lot of different factors. But whatever options you choose, we can help you plan a special send off within your budget.
The cost of a funeral is usually broken down into three parts.
1. Our professional services, which includes transportation and use of repose facilities
2. Your choice of coffin or casket
3. Other costs which we initially cover for you, such as cremation fee or cemetery charges, flowers, newspaper notice, officiants or church fees
Unlike many “price comparison” websites, Anderson Maguire is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors and the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors and subscribes to the NAFD/SAIF Code of Practice. This requires us to provide a fully itemised, written estimate once a funeral has been arranged.
Our Solely Cremation option offer families a simple and affordable, high quality funeral service. This all-inclusive fixed price service, at the crematorium of your choice, is designed to allow you to arrange elements of the day yourself, if you so wish, such as your own transportation. Should you want to add any additional items such as flowers, then you can choose from our bespoke services. And these can then be arranged at an additional cost.
This option means you can still have a personal farewell service, at the cemetery of your choice, but in a more cost effective, more simplified way. You can benefit from the dignified, high quality service you’d expect from Anderson Maguire, but can also choose to arrange parts of the service yourself. If you wish to add on any of our services to this package, you can do so at any time.
Social Funds to help with your costs
- If you are claiming benefits, you could get help in paying for funeral arrangement expenses. You can download and fill in the Funeral Payment claim form here and send it to your local Jobcentre Plus for an assessment of eligibility.
- You may be able to receive a budgeting loan if you have been getting income-related employment and support allowance. You can download and fill in the loan claim form here and send it to your local Jobcentre Plus for an assessment of eligibility.
- You might be able to claim a £2000 Bereavement Payment from the Government if your spouse or civil partner died before 6 April 2017. This is a one-off, tax-free lump sum payment based on your spouse or civil partner’s national insurance contributions. You can download and fill in the claim form here and send it to your local Jobcentre Plus for an assessment of eligibility