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It's important to make a funeral plans comparison so you can be sure of getting the plan that best suits your needs.

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Guaranteed Services
Limited Plan
Amber Plan (standard)
Pearl Plan (midrange)
Diamond Plan (superior)

For a cremation funeral the plan will:

Guarantee to cover funeral director services as listed in your chosen plan. Plus the cremation & minister's or officiant's fee equal to the amount paid for a standard funeral service.

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For a burial funeral the plan will: 

Guarantee to cover funeral director services as listed in your chosen plan. Plus a generous allowance of £1,220 towards burial costs, plot & minister's fees & if it's not all used the surplus will be returned to your estate (other providers don't do this). This contribution increases each year in line with RPI.

Yes
Yes
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Guarantees that your family will have no more to pay

For cremation funerals there will be no more to pay for the services as detailed in the plan regardless of when the plan is needed & how much prices increase by in the future, in addition to funeral director's fees, this includes cremation & ministers fees - something other plans may not.

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Arranging the funeral service

Your family will receive the funeral director's guidance & advice on all aspects of arranging the funeral. Registration of the death & collection of all the necessary paperwork.

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Transportation of the deceased

Collection & transportation of the deceased to the Funeral Directors premises at anytime, 24 hours a day within a 50 mile radius.

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Care of the deceased prior to the cremation or burial

The funeral director will provide preparation and care of the deceased before the cremation or burial takes place - this does not include embalming, as this practice is not carried out as standard with today's modern preservation techniques (although for a small additional charge the funeral director will do this for you if required).

Yes
Yes
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Yes

Viewing of the deceased in a private chapel of rest by agreed appointment

Unlike some plans with Dignity this is included with all levels of plan at no additional charge.

Normal office hours
Normal office hours
Weekdays
Anytime

The coffin: (fully lined & fitted)

The funeral director will provide a range of coffins to choose from, determined by the level of service.

Basic
Wood effect
Quality wood effect
High quality wood veneer

Funeral procession including hearse

From your home or funeral home to a service location (fees and costs at a separate location not included).

Directly to crematorium
Directly to crematorium
To service location & then to crematorium
To service location & then to crematorium

All plans come with a hearse, but you can choose whether you want limousines

One limousine will carry between 6 or 7 people.

No
No
One limo
Two limos

Attendance of funeral director & staff at the service

This will include the funeral director, the driver & pallbearers on the day.

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Yes
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Yes

Personalise the plan at any time

You can make special requests either when you apply for the plan or at anytime, such as, hymns, readings, music etc. Please note that requests for specific items outside of the plan, for example, coffin types or other of  significance could incur additional charges.

No
average cost of a funeral
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help with funeral costs

Ability to make additional contributions

You may wish to make additional contrbutions towards any "additional requests" during the lifetime of the plan. These will increase each year in line with RPI .

No
Yes
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If you move home, your plan comes with you

Should you move home your plan moves with you to a new nominated funeral director, at no extra cost..

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Complimentary thank you cards

Thank you cards provided (not all plan providers will offer this).

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Mutual agreement on the time and day during normal hours

Limited Plan: A restricted choice of date and time for the funeral will be available. Typically this means that with the Limited Funeral Plan the service will take place before 10.30am or after 3.30pm Tuesday-Thursday. You may not make any additional contributions towards the costs of any special requests. Not available on the Isle of Man..

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Yes
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Yes

National network of Funeral Directors

Dignity have over 1,200 owned or approved funeral directors. Please note that the Limited Plan has a restricted choice from approximately 800 Funeral Directors.

Limited
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Yes

Funeral plans comparison

When comparing plans, the main differences between the Amber, Pearl and Diamond plans are the quality of the coffin and whether limousines are included for your family to follow the hearse. In addition, there are variations with viewing arrangements; our advisers will be happy to talk you through these optionsfuneral plans comparison

Please note that with Dignity, your cremation and minister's fees are also guaranteed at today's prices in addition to your funeral director's costs. Most other plan providers only make a contribution towards them which means your family could have more to pay when the time comes. 

And if you are considering a burial, the Dignity plan provides one of the highest allowances of £1,220 towards your burial fees which increases annually. (please note - no funeral plan includes the cost of a burial plot).

Most plan providers limit the use of an allowance just to the actual burial fees, nothing else and if you don’t use it you lose it. What makes the Dignity funeral Plan stand out is that this allowance can be used for any funeral costs; so any money left over can be used to help with other fees such as the burial plot, reception or flowers and if it isn’t used it is paid back to the family or estate. 

If after you have made a funeral plans comparison you find that, pre-paid funeral plans are outside of your budget, you may wish to consider funeral insurance plans which are life insurance plans that start from £3.90 a month, providing a cash sum that could help with funeral costs.

Compare Dignity Plan Prices

Dignity Plans
The affordable
Limited Plan
The essential
Amber Plan
The most popular
Pearl Plan
The big family
Diamond Plan
Single Payment Option
£3,095
£3,495
£3,875
£4,135
Paying over 12 months
£257.91
£291.25
£322.91
£344.58
Guaranteed Services

Guarantees funeral director fees at today's prices

Guarantees the fee for arranging and conducting the funeral and providing the services as described in the plan, including the coffin, hearse, professional advice and support for your family.

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Yes
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Yes

Guarantees cremation & ministers fees frozen at today's prices

Most other funeral plans only give a contribution for these costs, some as low as £940 which means your family could have more to pay - with Dignity these costs are fixed at today's prices.

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Guarantees that your family will have no more to pay

Once paid for there is no more to pay for the services listed as detailed in the plan regardless of when the plan is needed and how much prices increase by in the future, so you can be sure that your family will have nothing more to pay for them.

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