The most thoughtful decision you could make for your family
Because a funeral is not naturally something we wish to talk about with our loved ones, they may not know what our wishes would be when we pass away. Those who have planned their funeral relieve their family from any planning or financial worries, potentially tough decisions and uncertainty at what is already a difficult and confusing time. Preparing for your own final send-off means dying with the benefit that those around you know what you want.
As well as peace of mind, paying in advance or over a period of time for your funeral could be a shrewd financial move. We have monitored that the average funeral cost in Guernsey has increased by 115%* in 10 years, a vast increase when compared to the RPI of 32.5% over the same period.
Cemetery, cremation, doctors’ certificates and other costs continue to rise. If your funeral has been paid via one of our plans, we guarantee that there will be no extra charges for the funeral director’s services.
*Beckford's has calculated the funeral costs over 10 years which included burial and cremation fees, doctors, church, celebrant, attendant and funeral director fees. According to "SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2017" the average cost of an UK funeral in 2004 was £1,920, today it is £4,078. An increase of 112% - well above inflation.
Benefits of pre-planning a funeral
- Take the burden away from your family
- Plan the funeral you want
- Protect against rising funeral costs
- Pay in instalments
- Easy to arrange with no medical checks
- Have peace of mind
Our funeral plans are in association with one of the UK’s largest funeral plan providers which has a trust fund in excess of £1 billion which is funded by more than 100%:
The average funeral cost in Guernsey has risen by 115% in 10 years. Pre-pay for your funeral and protect against rising costs.