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 pay in a single lump sum or 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 what you need simply and easily.

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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, funeral plans and the importance of funeral planning, because we’ve many years’ experience working directly with bereaved families at the time they have needed to arrange a funeral and returned to plan their own.

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. Good to know 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 pocket.  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

We've put together a selection of free guides and templates to help you plan well and support your family when the time comes. Start with documenting the detail of your send-off using this free Funeral Wishes planner.

Your Funeral Wishes planner is a great companion for your prepaid funeral plan and other life planning documents.

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 carefully 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 funeral today is £4,417.  

If the trend continues, in 4 years' time the cost is expected to rise a staggering 20% to £5,285.

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


Join 1.5 million* UK prepaid funeral plan holders whose families will benefit from a funeral plan taken out with a Funeral Planning Authority registered provider.

* Number of active funeral plans funeralplanningauthority.co.uk/about-us/statistics

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Need help?

If you've got any questions about prepaid funeral plans or would like some inspirational funeral planning ideas, get in touch.  Call 02920 099 200 or arrange a call  back or video chat. We'd be happy to help.

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 against all the others on offer, the sQored rating will help.

As funeral industry experts by direct experience, Before You Go Compare has analysed the features and benefits of every leading funeral plan provider's Plans listed, so you can check for best value.


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.  

Below are some simple guides to help you explore your options.  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 number of UK adults aged 50 and over (the largest age group of funeral plan holders) and number of active plans registered with the FPA in 2020.   Sources:  Office of National Statistics and Funeral Planning Authority