Bennetts Funeral Directors in Essex
Bennetts funerals logo
Can we help 01277 210104 or 01277 627492

Call 01277 210104

Bennetts funerals logo
Bennetts funerals logo

The Simple Funeral Plan

The Simple Funeral plan is an affordable option which offers you flexibility around the time and place of the funeral.

If you’re looking for a funeral plan to cover more than just the essentials, this option may be suited to your needs, offering a simple yet dignified funeral.


What the Simple Funeral plan includes

  • Collection and transportation of the deceased to the funeral director’s premises within a 25 mile radius (during working hours)
  • Care of the deceased prior to the funeral
  • Basic coffin
  • Provision of the hearse to convey the deceased directly to the local funeral location
  • Provision of sufficient bearers as required
  • Professional advice on certification, registration, and all the required legal documentation
  • The Funeral Director’s fees in arranging and conducting the funeral
  • Provision of Chapel of Rest facilities for viewing of the deceased prior to the funeral
  • Advice on producing Order of Service and/or Hymn sheets (printing not included)
  • Advice on placing an obituary notice in the local press (cost of notice not included)
  • Memorial advice
  • No cancellation fees

What funeral costs do I need to cover when taking out a Simple Funeral plan?

Whilst the cost of the funeral director’s services is included in your plan, there are other costs you need to consider.

What is not included`

Disbursements, these are third-party costs for essential service paid out on your behalf and are outside the control of the funeral director but will be paid by them, to the third parties at the time of the funeral.   They are currently approximately £1,337 which includes crematorium fees, minister or celebrants fees, and doctor’s fees. 

It is considered prudent to pay an allowance for disbursements as the additional value of the third-party cost allowance included in your plan will grow over time. There will be more to pay at the time of the funeral if the third party costs exceed the allowance when you buy your plan, or if the costs increase by more than the growth of your plan.

Open Pre-paid plan company administration fee, approximately £195