The deceased may have left instructions for their funeral, if there are no clear wishes it will usually fall on the executor or nearest relative to make the funeral arrangements. They will need to choose a Funeral Director to handle the arrangements or can decide to plan themselves. If using a Funeral Director you can rely on their knowledge and experience to ensure the funeral is arranged as efficiently as possible and can offer guidance at a difficult and emotional time. You may already have a trusted Funeral Director in mind but for guidance we work with many Funeral Directors who place many notices on our site and you can find a local trusted Funeral Director listed in our Directory
Paying For The Funeral.
Funerals can be expensive so it is important to think carefully about what you can afford. The funeral can be paid for by:
• Yourself, or other family members
• Life insurance or pension scheme lump sum.
• The deceased's estate
• A pre-paid funeral plan arranged by the deceased.
• If on low income you may qualify for a Funeral Payment from the Social Fund