The funeral director’s fees can be the most expensive part of a funeral, in many cases making up between 50-66% of the costs.*
If you use a funeral director, they’ll collect, store, prepare and deliver the body to the cemetery or crematorium.
They’ll also ensure the necessary forms for cremation or burial are completed, and some will also arrange a simple ceremony as part of their fee.
They’ll also provide a coffin, hearse and usually a limousine.
But these items can quickly add up, depending on what you pick.
For example, the price of a coffin can be as little as £100 to as much as £10,000.
If price is a concern, ask your local funeral director if they offer a simple funeral or a direct cremation.
*Source: Data in based on the Royal London National Funeral Cost Index Report 2018.