If funeral costs continue to rise at the same rate we have seen over the past 12 years, by 2020 the average funeral will cost £4,620 and will be almost £7,000 by 2025.

Take a look at the projected funeral costs in the future, this is way we recommend taking out a funeral plan now and secure your funeral at current prices. Funeral costs, like most things in life, have been rising and are expected to continue to rise in the years ahead. What you may not realise is the rate at which they are increasing.
While the overall cost of dying fell in 2015, the average cost of a basic funeral has risen by 2.9% from £3,590 in 2014 to £3,693 in 2015*.

Cremation Funeral Service Packages

2005
£1965
  • Services of Director & Staff
  • Initial Transfer of Deceased
  • Embalming Service
  • Cremation Process
  • Dressing & Cosmetizing Flower
  • Transportation Hearse for Casket
  • Cremation Process
  • Private Family Goodbye
  • Courier Car for Records
  • Family Goodbye Container

2015
£3693

  • Services of Director & Staff
  • Initial Transfer of Deceased
  • Embalming Service
  • Cremation Process
  • Dressing & Cosmetizing Flower
  • Transportation Hearse for Casket
  • Cremation Process
  • Private Family Goodbye
  • Courier Car for Records
  • Family Goodbye Container

2025
£6940

  • Services of Director & Staff
  • Initial Transfer of Deceased
  • Embalming Service
  • Cremation Process
  • Dressing & Cosmetizing Flower
  • Transportation Hearse for Casket
  • Cremation Process
  • Private Family Goodbye
  • Courier Car for Records
  • Family Goodbye Container

Purple Funeral Plans Tips

If you take out a funeral plan then:

  • Make sure you have a written record of the arrangements and keep it safe. You should receive a plan confirmation.
  • Make sure your next of kin knows you have already paid for your funeral and what the details are.
  • Check to see that the plan provider has a clear complaints procedure.

*Sources: SunLife Reports 2013 & 2015, Avalons projections for 2025 based on 2005 & 2015 figures.