Direct Cremation Costs
The average cost of a direct cremation service in the UK is £1249. This compares to the average cost of a tradition cremation £3500 and a traditional burial funeral costing £4700.
The simplicity of a direct cremation means that there is a lot less to consider when working out how much you may have to pay for your funeral. With no hearse, limousine or ceremony involved, understanding the costs is a much more straightforward task compared to a traditional funeral.
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The increasing demand of direct cremation services, brings with it a number of new direct cremation providers competing on the cost.
There are some important differences between the various providers you will want to know.
You will want to know which services are included in the price, which service you can choose, and which you might have to pay extra for.
This article will explain all of the various services for you, and how much you can be expected to pay for a direct cremation service.
You should then be in the best possible position to make the most suitable selection for you.
The Essential Services included in the Direct Cremation Costs
Expect to pay £800-£1,200
The headline price offered by a provider should include the below essential services necessary for carrying out a direct cremation funeral:
Additional Services at an Extra Cost
The following is a list of additional services which you may or may not need depending on your particular circumstances. Note that some providers may include the provision of these services within their headline price, while others may charge extra for them. If they charge extra, this means you might have to pay more than the headline price if you either need or want the service in question.
Optional Extras & Their Expected Costs
The following are purely optional services that you can choose if you want them. Note that not every provider will offer each service. Of those that do, some providers will include them in their headline price, others will charge an extra fee.
Getting the Best Price on your Direct Cremation
When opting for a direct cremation funeral, you should look precisely at the services that every provider includes and where they charge extra.
While a direct cremation funeral is much simpler than a traditional funeral, there are still further ways in which you could save money.
For instance, if you know that you are not going to need one of the optional or additional services, then it makes sense to look at providers who exclude them from their headline price.
The cheapest direct cremation cost
Co-op direct cremation cost
Sample Direct Cremation Price List
|Acme Cremations Ltd||Service Cost|
|Direct Cremation Funeral||£995.00|
|Collection from a Hospital or Public Mortuary During Office Hours||INCLUSIVE|
|Collection from a Private Residence or Care Home||+£250.00|
|Bringing the Deceased into Our Care||INCLUSIVE|
|Basic, Wood-Effect Coffin||INCLUSIVE|
|Removal of Medical Devices||+£10.00|
|Removal and Return of Jewellery||+£50.00|
|Attendance of the Cremation||+£500.00|
|Scattering of the Ashes in the Garden of Remembrance||INCLUSIVE|
|Hand Delivery of the Ashes to your Chosen Address||INCLUSIVE|