Funeral plans

The Funeral Planning Authority is the self-regulatory body for the UK funeral planning sector. The authority was set up when the government put in place regulation to ensure proper consumer protection for the security of customer’s money and delivery of the funeral in the future.

Regulation took effect from 1 January 2002 and affects all funeral plans sold from that date onwards.

A funeral plan is simply a way of paying for your funeral in advance, either by a number of premiums or a single payment.

Most providers offer a small range of products, with increasing levels of services and quality of items such as coffins.

Please note

The information which we provide through Lasting Post is in outline for information or educational purposes only. The information is not a substitute for the professional judgment of a solicitor, accountant or other professional adviser. We cannot guarantee that information provided by Lasting Post will meet your individual needs, as this will very much depend on your individual circumstances. You should therefore use the information only as a starting point for your enquiries.