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Protect your family from the rise in funeral costs with a prepaid funeral plan

And save up to £424 when you compare award-winning and leading UK funeral plans from Before You Go.  Funeral plan prices starts from £6.25 a month. [1]

" My philosophy is that life is too short - and death is too expensive ! "

 Founder of Before You Go & funeral cost expert, Kim Bird.  As seen in the following media.  To learn more, click here.

Why prepaying your funeral makes financial sense

Funeral costs are expected to rise 20% by 2025 But when you prepay, you fix the cost at today's prices.


UK funeral price increase by 2025


Average cost of cremation and burial Traditional funeral plan - September 2021

*  Price example includes:  Funeral director's professional fees, motor hearse, viewing, one family car, funeral director's lowest cost or a funeral plan's standard coffin, including third-party cremation or burial fees.   Average prepaid funeral plan price as listed on Before You Go.  [2]   Prices correct as of 01.12.22.


And that's the surprising fact about funeral plans

“[Prepaid funeral plans] are often sold at a lower price than at-need funerals”. 

Source:  Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) - Funerals Market Investigation 2020 Provisional Decision Report Appendix F: 5.153

Here's how much a family could lose in just a few years if the funeral isn't prepaid

What could your loved ones or the causes you care about do with the money saved if you fixed the cost of your funeral today? *

Do nothing

Stash £4,184 cash under the mattress

Annual growth   


Potential shortfall in 2025

- £860

#2   SAVE
Put your money to pay for your funeral in a top paying savings account

Put £4,184 in a top savings account

Annual growth 

0.65% [3]

Potential shortfall in 2025

- £720

Pay for your funeral with a prepaid funeral plan and fix the cost at today's prices

Buy a prepaid funeral plan

Annual growth    

Not applicable

Shortfall in 2025


*Potential shortfall above assumes a 20% rise in funeral costs by 2025 (Source:  SunLife (2021), Cost of Dying Report) and that the funeral plan purchased from Before You Go includes all necessary third-party costs.  

What people say about us

"Extremely satisfied"


"Not only did Before You Go save me money by comparing the funeral plan I wanted, but the funeral plan I eventually purchased for my mother  saved me £600+ on the funeral director's today prices!  On top of both of those savings I'm expecting to save more by not having to pay the price rises in the meantime. What's not to like?"

Angela Rogers - Wolverhampton

What people say about us

"A really friendly and helpful service"


" A really friendly service with lots of great information.  I used their comparison first and then spoke with Andrew, who was very helpful.  He made sure I understood everything.  There was no hard sell and I’m really pleased with the plans I chose for myself and my husband . I would have no hesitation in recommending Before You Go to any of my family and friends wanting to plan their funeral."

Michelle Squire - Warwickshire

Why compare with Before You Go?

Quality Funeral Plans

You only compare prepaid funeral plans from award-winning and leading providers registered with the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA), which exists to protect your interests.

Greater Choice

With us, you get to choose from 84 funeral plans with good  national coverage.  So, if you move home in the future, you won't have to worry about cancelling your plan and buying a new one.

Bigger Savings

You'll find it easier to shop around and  find the best funeral plan  cover to suit your financial preferences and budget.  Our cashback offers* are the icing on the cake.
*(Where available)

Precious Time Saved

No need to trawl through lots of websites and speak with several companies. Chat with an independent specialist or compare expert-rated funeral plans online for the best value, right here.

No Unsolicited Calls!

There's nothing worse than expecting an instant quote online only to get a message pop up: 'Someone will give you a call'!  Not on Before You Go. You get an instant quote and you chat when you want to chat.

Complete Family Support

You and your family will be supported with our complete funeral  planning service from the point of research, to your funeral & beyond.  See our Before You Go Family Promise.

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Chat with one of our expert funeral planning team

If you prefer to chat through your funeral plan options rather than compare online, get in touch.  
Call  02920 099 200 or arrange a callback or video chat.  Whatever works best for you.

All calls are recorded for quality and monitoring purposes.

Why funeral planning matters

  1. 1
    You get the send-off you want
    With 59 set funeral plans and tailored options from award-winning and leading plan providers, you're sure to find the right one for you.
  2. 2
    Your family avoids funeral price rises
    No sudden or large funeral director's expense for loved ones as you've prepaid your funeral, potentially saving them hundreds if not thousands of pounds!  And you can save even more when you compare prepaid funeral plan costs. *
  3. 3
    Everyone has peace of mind
    Your family won't have to worry about the type of funeral you want (and possible arguments!) because you've taken care of the detail.

*The amount saved depends on the type of funeral plan, when you buy, and when the funeral plan is redeemed.

[1]   Maximum saving and lowest monthly funeral plan price are based on all like for like funeral plans compared on Before You  Go on  01.12.22.   Maximum saving excludes any available cashback offer when purchasing through Before You Go. 

[2] Source of average funeral cost and 20% expected funeral price increase:  SunLife (2021) Cost Of Dying Report -  The future price example shown assumes this expected price increase.  The average cost of an equivalent prepaid funeral plan is from the Traditional range on Before You Go and from Funeral Planning Authority registered providers that cover the third-party cremation or burial fees.  Cremation certification fees may be payable at the time of the funeral (currently £82).  

[3]   Top 'Easy Access Savings Account' quoted is from Tandem, as shown on on 10.09.21.  £4,186 saved over 5 years with an annual interest rate of 0.65% will return £4323.83.  Calculation provided  by lump sum investment calculator on