There is a genuine concern from many people, that they won’t leave enough money to cover all the costs and additional expenditures of their funeral. Funerals can be expensive, often costing thousands. Just the basic funeral costs in 2020 were reported at a national average of £3,837*. This does not consider extras, like a memorial, catering, car hire, flowers etc. Costs in the UK also vary by region, costing a lot more in London(£5,032) than in other parts of the country. This is why pre-paid funeral plans have become so popular, as they are a useful and most efficient way of saving money for your own funeral.

Having loved ones depart from our lives can be a tough and challenging experience. We have therefore decided to compile a list of the top 10 funeral planning companies in the UK. You can also find out how much a funeral costs on average in the UK by clicking this link. 

Safe Hands

Safe Hands is regulated by the Funeral Planning Authority. That means they follow firm guidelines to provide a funeral plan.

Funeral Call

FuneralCall’s goal is to effectively act as an extension of your funeral home, providing receptionist solutions that suit your brand and your funeral home’s mission. They partner with clients to maximize efficiencies, reduce costs, and deliver the highest quality results possible. FuneralCall is geared to provide customers with the same level of service they would form their own in-house employees.

Golden Charter

With over 30 years of experience in the funeral industry, Golden Charter is one of the UK’s leading Funeral Plan providers. Working with almost 3,000 funeral directors throughout the UK.

Co-op Funeral Planning

Co-op Funeral Planning both plans and carry out your funeral, meaning you can be sure that every detail in your plan will be as you wanted. 

Funeral Plan Market

Funeral Plan Market™ is an independent website to provide you a FREE service to compare funeral plan prices online. We compare prices of over 90 funeral plans


With over 25 years of experience, Avalon are experts in helping you and your loved ones plan for the future and create memories that will last a lifetime. They provide funeral plans in the UK and across mainland Europe, including ex-pat plans for Spain, Cyprus and Portugal.

Funeral Futurist

Funeral Futurist helps you grow your funeral home, both in market share and average funeral value. 

Funeral Hymn Sheets

At Funeral Hymn Sheets, they aim to make the process of designing a Funeral Order of Service for your loved one as straightforward as possible. Choose from a range of pre-designed templates and create your bespoke Order of Service with your own photos, memories, hymns and information. 

Compare Funeral Plans

Secure Funeral Solutions is the UK’s leading independent Pre Paid Funeral Plan comparison broker. They advise over 20,000 new clients every year on the best Pre Paid Funeral Plan product that matches their needs.