Affordable funeral plans are easy to find in the UK. They can cut back on the cost of dying and help you and your family more than you could imagine. The cost of funerals in the UK is spiraling out of control, far faster than the rate of inflation. The reason for this is that funeral directors are cashing in on the fact that people are living for longer. Paying 5 thousand pounds for a funeral is just absurd. But that’s the cost of a funeral nowadays. Unless you take out a funeral plan and cut back on some unnecessary expenses.
The amount paid out when you die when you choose a funeral plan will be agreed when you take out the plan. Affordable funeral plans can help spread the cost of your funeral. In effect you will be paying monthly for your funeral until you reach the desired amount you want to spend on your funeral. It is important therefore that you look for ways that you can cut back on the cost of your funeral. The cheaper your funeral, the less you will need to pay into your plan. So, read on to find out some of the best ways to combat the cost of dying in the UK.
Green funerals are all the rage. Like anything eco-friendly, green funerals are fashionable. Fortunately their popularity does not mean they are expensive. Ways to save on your funeral by going green include avoiding cremation, embalming, be buried in a green cemetery, or even in your very own backyard. Choose a biodegradable coffin made of cardboard, and instead of a headstone plant a tree. These are just a few ways to go green when it comes to your funeral, and all of them will save you money too.
People who have no family or who are entitled to a state funeral as they are in receipt of benefits will have their service in the early morning. The first two slots in the morning are a lot cheaper. But you do not have to be a benefits claimant to be buried in the morning. Arrange this detail with your funeral consultant when discussing affordable funeral plans.
A horse and carriage or a hearse look lovely, and they are traditionally used in funerals. But who’s to say that you need to stay in line with tradition. Use your own vehicles for transporting your family to the service, and use a plain van to carry the coffin. There is no law in the UK that says the body must be transported in a coffin. There is indeed no law to say that you need to be buried in a coffin or that a casket should be used at all. Choose a funeral shroud, and choose a memorial service in woodland, and a wake at the family home. There are hundreds of ways to cut back of dying. These are just a few. Get creative and be inventive and plan your own send off with affordable funeral plans and a service that is entirely unique in the very best way.