Low Cost Direct Funerals

Low Cost Funeral Ltd has developed a selection of direct low-cost cremation options to satisfy public demand for the same throughout England, Scotland and Wales only. We offer three QUALITY low-cost cremation options – all at AFFORDABLE prices and all delivered to the highest standard by Directors with expertise that has been gained by over 90 years of funeral service experience.

WHAT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED AND HOW MUCH DO THEY COST?

Increasingly, some families wish to avoid many of the costs associated with a traditional funeral. This may be driven by:

  • A financial need.
  • A desire not to have a funeral service but a memorial service instead.
  • A lack of religious commitment.
  • A desire to spend the associated costs elsewhere.
  • A private preference – such as made by the late David Bowie.

In order to provide a service that meets such demands, we have developed the below low-cost funeral options. These can reduce the cost of a funeral by as much as £3,372 (Source: Sun Life Cost Of Dying Report 2018) compared to a traditional funeral.

In the event that you feel that a traditional funeral service might involve you in the provision of a number of services that are not applicable to your requirements and so involve you in unnecessary costs as a result, we are able to offer you the following low-cost cremation services:

Our Low Cost Direct Funeral Options

Direct Option

A cremation without a service time or attendance, which includes the collection of the deceased in a suitable vehicle from hospital or coroner’s only*, the provision of a standard coffin with four handles and a name plate and the cremated remains scattered in the Garden of Remembrance at the crematorium or returned to you within 28 days free of charge anywhere in mainland UK.

*The Direct Option is not available if the death has occurred at a private home, care home, hospice or the deceased has already been collected and is resting at a funeral directors.

£899.00 (£999 in Scotland due to cremation fees at some crematoria in Scotland being more expensive than those owned by Memoria) final and inclusive price

Simple Option

A cremation without a service time or attendance, which includes the collection* of the deceased in a suitable vehicle from the place of death, the provision of a standard wood veneered coffin and the cremated remains supplied in a bio-degradable box to be collected from the facility or returned to you by us within 28 days completely free of charge.

£1,045.00 final and inclusive price

Memoria Option

A cremation at a specified time with unlimited attendance and a one hour slot. *Collection of the deceased from the place of death, the provision of a suitable wood veneered coffin and an engraved plate, coffin to be placed on the catafalque in advance of the service and the cremated remains supplied in a bio-degradable box to be collected from the facility or returned to you by us within 28 days completely free of charge.

£1,850.00 final and inclusive price

Flexible Option

A cremation with attendance at a specified time and at a Crematorium of your choice, *collection of the deceased from the place of death, the provision of a suitable wood veneered coffin and an engraved plate, coffin to be placed on the catafalque in advance of the service and the cremated remains supplied in a suitable, dignified container to be collected from the facility or returned to you by us within 28 days completely free of charge.**

£1,850.00 final and inclusive price

Standard cremation coffin used for all options.
Standard cremation coffin used for all options.

On all services, Doctor’s Certification Fees (required in England and Wales only when the Coroner is not involved) are payable at the standard fee set by government of £164 in total and are not included in the quoted price.

The prices quoted above are the totals needed to satisfy the selected option. Normally there would be nothing extra to pay.

* The only circumstances where the additional cost would be incurred is if removal is needed from either a private residence or a nursing home or the deceased requires a coffin larger than 6’ 3” x 24” (1.91m x 61cm). In both cases, an additional £240.00 would be charged. We only engage quality local funeral directors to work with us.

** The “Direct”, “Simple” and “Memoria” options relate to cremations taking place in a Memoria facility. The “Flexible Option” caters for families wishing to use a non-Memoria crematorium closer to their home. While we offer the same service guarantee and a 1-hour slot (to include arrival and departure) for our services as we do with the first two options, this cannot be extended to the selected crematorium in the case of the “Flexible Option”.

Further services, such as the provision of a hearse, limousines, a chapel of rest, a selected type of coffin, embalming and pallbearers etc. are not provided. The need to provide one or more of these services constitutes a traditional funeral service and therefore this scheme is not applicable and a funeral director of your choice should be contacted directly in order that he/she can supply the same.