Low-Cost Funerals & Bereavement Support

Savings around 50%* can be made from many funeral charges

The emotional mistake on funeral costs

Due to the emotion surrounding the funeral of a loved one, many people decide to take the first undertaking service they see or offered to them.

While this is an easy approach it is usually a bad financial move, which can make the stress from bereavement even harder.

There is a common misbelief that unless you spend a lot of money on basic funeral costs, you are unable to give your loved one a decent “send-off”.

This is completely untrue; this site aims to educate and inform the reader of quality like-for-like services which cost far less.

  • Directing you to low-cost funerals
  • Free† financial help & discount probate
  • Lower cost funeral plan providers
  • Lower cost funeral suppliers
  • Explaining home & natural burials
  • Lower cost headstones & memorials

Steps 1-5 for cost-saving information

Low-Cost Funerals

Find low-cost undertakers listed here

Funeral Service

Find spokespeople to read a funeral service

Coffin Prices

Save money purchasing a coffin

Funeral Wake Ideas

Organise the wake yourself

Home & Natural Burial

Organising a home burial or natural burial

About

About Save Funeral Costs and informing people of cheaper funerals.

Help with Funeral Costs

Free financial help from the Government & charities.

Support with Bereavement

Help and advice on coping with bereavement and illness.

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Why is a funeral so expensive? Save funeral costs with low-cost undertakers.

Death Certificates

About death certificates, how to obtain one, and using the coroners office.

Disbursements

Undertakers may list a funeral as one cost, or plus disbursements.

Cremations & Burials

Cremation and burial costs can vary depending on location.

Funeral Packages

Most low-cost undertakers offer cheaper funeral packages.

Funeral Plans

About 20% of funerals are paid in advance with a funeral plan.

Writing a Will

Writing a will and what happens if no will is left.

Directory

A directory of low-cost undertakers, headstones, services & suppliers.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ’S)

No, there is no legal requirement to use an undertaker or hold a service for either cremation or burial.

There is no legal requirement for undertakers to be trained or licensed as they are not regulated.

You can transport the deceased in the coffin to the crematorium or burial ground with your own estate car or van.

Both, but council owned crematoriums are often cheaper to use than privately owned crematoriums.

You can bury a body in your garden or private land providing you own the land (not mortgaged), follow the Environment Agency guidelines and there is no covenant on the property deeds not allowing a burial. Additionally an amendment would need to be made to the property deeds.

Natural burials in a woodland or field are also allowed, you would need to arrange this via the person/organisation who owns the land.

* Save around 50% based on SunLife Cost of Dying 2023 report, which states the average cost of a basic cremation was £3673 in 2022. Low-cost TDM Funeral Services Simple Service £1941. This is a 47% difference.
† Free financial help applies if the claimant is in receipt of certain Government benefits or is eligible for charity help.

Save Funeral Costs founder, SW Barratt

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