Leave great memories,

not loose ends, with a prepaid funeral plan

Compare leading UK funerals plans and save up to £535 in just a few minutes, so you can get on with doing more of what you enjoy.  

Prices start from as little as £6.55 pcm. [1]


What is a prepaid funeral plan?


A prepaid funeral is the smart way to plan your funeral.  Rising funeral costs are avoided as the funeral is fixed at today's prices.  And it's affordable - you can either pay in advance with a single lump sum or pay the funeral off gradually in monthly instalments.

Putting a funeral plan in place - for you or someone else - doesn't have to be a daunting, complicated or gloomy affair.  At Before You Go Compare, our positive approach and expertise can help you find a funeral plan that meets your needs.  We put all the information at your fingertips so you you can make an informed choice.

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Why plan your funeral with Before You Go Compare?

Before You Go Compare makes it really easy for you to buy wisely.

We know about funerals, prepaid funeral plans and the importance of funeral planning.  We’ve had many years’ experience organising funerals for bereaved families, and many have come back to us so we could help them plan their own funerals.

We don't compare any old plan or simply offer the one or two plans that other sites and funeral homes want to sell you. It's important you get to choose the funeral plan that's right for you and supports those you leave behind.


Why compare with Before You Go Compare?

Quality funeral plans

Quality plans

You only compare funeral plans from leading providers registered with the Funeral Planning Authority, which exists to protect consumer interests.

Greater choice

Greater choice

You get to choose from 85 quality funeral plans with good national coverage. That way you can be sure that if you move home in the future, your plan moves with you.

Bigger savings with Before You Go Compare

Bigger savings

You'll find it easier to shop around and find the best plan to suit your individual needs and budget.  Our Cashback Offers are the icing on the cake.

Your in a safe pair of hands with Before You Go Compare

In good hands

You and your family will be guided every step of the way with our complete funeral planning service  - from the point of research, to your funeral and beyond.


Plan well for peace of mind with your free  Funeral Wishes Planner

You can support your loved ones financially before your time comes by paying for your funeral in advance, protecting them from continuing funeral price rises.  You can also provide emotional support by documenting your funeral wishes in detail (right down to the choice of sandwiches!), or by just giving them permission to arrange it as they see fit. They won't have to worry about whether your send-off is the way you would have wanted it.

To help you plan well before you go, we've  put together a Funeral Wishes Planner where you can write down your wishes.  It comes with some supportive and inspiriational guides too.   Your Funeral Wishes Planner will be a great companion for your prepaid funeral plan and any other life planning documents you may have.

Are funeral plans a good idea?

1 in 6 adults think so [2].  Here are three great reasons why you should plan and pay for your funeral in advance.

    You get to plan your funeral, your way.
    You'll spare loved ones from having to worry about the detail,  because the funeral has already been planned.
    You'll  protect loved ones from future rises in funeral costs, potentially saving them thousands of pounds.
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Rise in funeral costs since 2004

*Sources: sunlife.co.uk & ons.gov.uk (UK Price House Index)


Fix the cost of your funeral today & beat rising funeral costs

Funeral costs in the UK have gone up 130% in the last 15 years, way above inflation.   By way of comparison, the price of the average UK house has gone up 55%.  The average cost of a basic funeral today is £4,417.  

If this trend continues, by 2024 the cost is expected to rise a staggering 20% to £5,285.  What could you or your family do with the £868 difference?

Sources: sunlife.co.uk & ons.gov.uk (UK Price House Index)


Join the 1.5 million* UK prepaid funeral plan holders whose families are set to benefit from the financial savings and support of a funeral plan from a Funeral Planning Authority registered provider.

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* Number of active funeral plans funeralplanningauthority.co.uk/about-us/statistics.  
The amount of money saved will depend on the which funeral plan and payment terms you choose and how long the funeral plan is held for.

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Need help?

If you have any questions about prepaid funeral plans, or you would like some inspirational funeral planning ideas, get in touch.  Call 02920 099 200 or arrange a call  back or video chat.  Whatever works best for you.

What people are saying about us


Janet May

Debbie answered all my questions and explained everything to me.  


Julie Nicholls

I thought I'd done my research, but Tina was able to fill in the blanks I didn't know existed! Really happy with the advice and plan I  purchased.


Adam Thompson

Excellent site.  Gives an opportunity to compare prices with lots of other great information as well. Very easy to use.



Friendly. Straightforward. Courteous. Excellent service all round. Many thanks.


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How does your funeral plan score?

When you need a helping hand to quickly understand the benefits and quality of a funeral plan, and compare it against all the others on offer, our sQored rating will help. 

By applying our funeral industry expertise and years of practical experience of arranging funerals, Before You Go Compare has analysed the features and benefits of the leading funeral plan provider's Plans listed, so you can get the best value for your budget.


Types of prepaid funeral plans

Funeral plans fall into six categories, catering for all preferences and budgets.  They range from the lowest-cost, no frills direct cremation service with no ceremony and no family and friends present, to the 'bells and whistles' type of funeral that has all the ceremonial extras and no restriction on the number of people who can attend.  

Explore your options through these simple guides, or jump straight in and compare now.  We'll ask all the important questions to help you find the perfect funeral plan. 

[1] Maximum saving and lowest monthly plan price based on all funeral plans compared on Before You  Go Compare on 07.07.20. including any applicable exclusive offer when purchasing through beforeyougocompare.co.uk

[2]  Figure based on the number of UK adults aged 50 and over (the largest age group of funeral plan holders) and the number of active plans registered with the Funeral Planning Authority in 2020.   Sources:  Office of National Statistics and Funeral Planning Authority