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Age UK Funeral Plans are provided by Dignity and brought to you by Age UK Enterprises Limited

Why choose an Age UK Funeral Plan?

There are many funeral plans available, and it’s important you find the right one for you and your family. With prices starting from just £2,895, the Age UK Funeral Plan provided by Dignity, is one of the best ways to arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. It has many advantages and better benefits than other funeral plans.

How it's different

  • The plan guarantees to cover the cost of the cremation and Minister’s fees as well as the Funeral Director’s services, as set out in your Plan. Not all providers do this, some just offer a contribution.

  • It also provides one of the largest amounts towards burial costs, which can be put towards any element of a burial service, including the plot. The contribution also increases each year in line with RPI inflation.

  • You are guaranteed to be accepted if you are aged 50 or over and there is no upper age limit or restrictions on payment options.

  • Unlike some other plans, the Age UK Funeral Plan also includes free access to a 24-hour bereavement counselling line

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Here is a helpful table that shows why the Age UK Funeral Plan is one of the best on the market

What is included in each plan by provider? Age UK Funeral Plans Golden Charter Funeral Plans Co-op Set Funeral Plans
Is the fee for the crematorium guaranteed to be covered?

Yes

No

Only a contribution is available

Yes

Is there a contribution towards a burial plot if I decide to have a burial?

Yes

Plans provide a contribution of £1,200 (that increases with RPI) towards any third party burial costs inc plot if desired.

?

Not available on all plans

No

There is no contribution to a burial plot, however some burial costs are guaranteed

After the free cancellation period, if I change my mind, do all payment options allow me to get my money back (less a cancellation fee)?

Yes

No

Available with some options, but not with low cost instalment or fixed monthly payments

No

Available with some options, but not with fixed monthly payments

What is the standard cancellation fee?

£95

£249

£250

Can I receive full customer service support on the telephone 24 hours a day concerning all areas of my plan?

Yes

No

No

Will the funeral director be available to take the deceased into care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year?

Yes

?

Not available on all plans

Yes

If I move address, can I change my funeral director to another from an approved list at no extra charge?

Yes

No

If you wish to move your plan, you may be charged an additional sum

Yes

Can loved ones view the deceased if they wish?

Yes

?

Viewing not available on all plans

Yes

Is an annual trust fund report consistently published?

Yes

?

Some information is available online

No

No Published Annual Report

Details sourced from Golden Charter and Co-op websites and correct at 24 February 2017


Simple, honest and transparent

There are four Age UK Funeral Plans, with prices starting from just £2,895. Each plan is designed to meet different needs and budgets and are easy to understand and completely transparent.

  • There are no hidden costs. You will know exactly what is and what is not covered.

  • Dignity are committed to providing the best advice and support  because it’s really important that you make the right choice for you and your family.

  • Age UK Enterprises and Dignity are really proud of the quality of Age UK Funeral Plans and both aim to challenge the lack of transparency within the market.

  • All of the information is presented in a way that is easy to read and simple to understand.

Make sure you are armed with all of the right questions to ask so that you can easily compare an Age UK Funeral Plan against other providers. You can find a list of questions to ask about funeral plans here

While it’s smart to set money aside for a funeral, it’s even smarter to ‘lock in’ today’s prices with an Age UK Funeral Plan. See how an Age UK Funeral Plan compares against other methods of paying for a funeral. This is to make sure that you can be certain your purchase is the right one. You can find out more here.

The Triple Guarantee

With the Age UK Funeral Plan Triple Guarantee you can also be sure that nothing is left to chance.

  1. Your Price Guarantee
    • It promises to cover the costs of the Funeral Director’s fees, cremation fees and Minister’s fees in your plan, no matter how far in the future it may need to be used. Plus, once you have paid for your plan there will be no further costs to pay towards those services.
  2. Your Service Guarantee
    • Dignity promises to deliver a caring and professional service. Age UK Enterprises have a long history of providing quality funeral plans with Dignity, so you can rely on Dignity to deliver a professional service.
  3. Your 28-Day Full Money-Back Guarantee
    • You will receive a full refund if you change your mind about your plan within the first 28 days. After that, you can cancel at any time for only £95, which is the lowest funeral plan cancellation fee.

In good company

You don’t have to take our word for it – over 400,000 people have already taken out an Age UK Funeral Plan. You can read some reviews here.

All Feefo reviews are gathered anonymously from genuine customers. You can read all of the Feefo reviews here.

99% of customers asked by Feefo to rate the Age UK Funeral Plan are highly satisfied with the product and service.

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