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Pricing

FUNERAL EXPENSES

The cost of a funeral is divided into two sections.

Firstly the costs of all the services provided by us, the funeral director, and secondly the disbursements. These are fees which we pay on your behalf and would include, for example, cemetery or crematorium charges, the fees payable to the officiant, church, doctors, press announcements etc.

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CONFIRMATION AND ESTIMATE

Once you have decided on the type of funeral you wish to organise, we will provide a written confirmation of the arrangements and an estimate of the overall costs.

This is in accordance with the Code of Practice agreed between the Office of Fair Trading and the National Association of Funeral Directors of which we are a member firm. The account for the funeral will normally be forwarded to you or your nominated solicitor approximately one week after the completion of the funeral.

ASSISTANCE IN MEETING FUNERAL COSTS

In certain circumstances the person making the funeral arrangements may be eligible for assistance in meeting funeral expenses in the form of a grant or loan. Eligibility for such a grant or loan will be dependant on your personal circumstances or those of the deceased person, but we will be pleased to advise you further or put you in touch with the appropriate office. Alternatively please visit.

GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE

Pre-Payment Plans

Arnold Funeral Service offers a comprehensive selection of pre-payment plans and can recommend the most suitable plan for you or your family.

There are many reasons for wanting to arrange and pay for a funeral in advance, for example:

A pre-paid funeral plan helps to protect you against rising costs. The funeral director’s services included in the plan are guaranteed. A contribution towards third party fees (known as ‘disbursements’) can be estimated to cover the majority of the cost but is not guaranteed. This reduces the financial burden for family and friends at the time of need.

Pre-arranging your funeral saves the responsibility of making difficult decisions at a time of bereavement. All information given on the funeral plan, including special requests, is kept safe.

A member of staff is always available to assist in making these arrangements and full details can be provided to allow time for careful consideration. For more information, please download our funeral plans brochure.

CMA Standardised Pricelist

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) completed its in-depth market investigation into the funerals sector in 2020. They found that prices for similar services differed considerably between funeral directors and the way that information was provided made it hard for families to compare prices and choose the right combination of services for their loved ones.

The CMA therefore decided to implement a Standardised Price List that all funeral directors are required to make available. Please find ours below.

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