During your lifetime, you’ve given emotional support to your loved ones and financial support too when you can.  

Choosing a prepaid funeral plan now provides that same support for those you leave behind at a time when they need it most.     

This guide is an overview of how prepaying your funeral can support you and the people you care most about.

Who is this guide for? 

  • Anyone curious about the benefits of a prepaid funeral plan
  • Anybody wanting to learn about how a prepaid funeral plan works

Reading time:

 2 mins

The two fundamental benefits of a pre-paid funeral plan

You and your loved ones will have peace of mind knowing that they are

Emotionally protected from the additional upset of arranging your funeral at an already difficult time.

Financially protected from a sudden and large expense.  

They will have avoided the rises in funeral costs too.  Funeral costs have risen 128% since funeral prices were first tracked in 2004.  By way of comparison, full-time UK wages have only risen 42.6%* in the same period. 

When the funeral is needed, a single phone call will release the payment to the funeral director, who will take care of all your carefully planned funeral arrangements.    

The journey of a prepaid funeral plan

Lifecycle of a funeral plan - Infographic


Statista - Median Annual Earnings (published by Office for National Statistics UK - Nov 2020)

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About the author 

Kim Bird

Kim, the founder of Before You Go, is a funeral cost expert and regularly appears in the press, on TV and on radio. She began campaigning for greater funeral price transparency over 10 years ago. Kim is a member of Parliamentary Groups for funerals and bereavement.

In 2017, Kim was included in the Maserati 100 & The Sunday Times list of top 100 UK entrepreneurs for having a positive impact on society and her industry.

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