Why Choose Empathy UK?

Empathy UK Funeral Plans freeze the rising costs of funerals at todays prices and remove the stress and financial burden of arranging the funeral for your family.

What is a Prepaid Funeral Plan?

An Empathy UK Prepaid Funeral Plan is a sensible and simple approach to take care of funeral arrangements in advance. It allows you to take control of the future with certainty and the peace of mind that your wishes will be taken care of, removing the strain of difficult decisions from your family. In a recent report, 95% of those organising a funeral said that it was much easier when they knew the deceased’s preferences*.

You can act now to avoid the rapidly rising funeral costs in the UK by selecting a prepaid Empathy UK Funeral Plan stating your requirements and fixing the cost at todays prices. You can then rest assured that you have removed a huge financial and emotional burden from your family and loved ones.

What is included in a Standard Empathy Funeral Plan

At Empathy UK we currently offer 5 fixed price plans which all include the following as standard:-

  • Ensuring all your wishes are carried out
  • Arranging all necessary funeral preparations
  • Cremation fees are fully covered
  • One call 24/7 advisors to help
  • Removal of deceased to Funeral Directors premises
  • Preparation and care of the deceased as directed
  • Establishing a social media tribute website
  • Provision of a hearse*
  • Provision of all funeral staff*

*Not included with Direct Cremation Plans.

Why should I arrange a Prepaid Funeral Plan?

It’s a fact, the average cost of arranging a funeral is rising rapidly and is predicted to continue rising over the next 15-20 years. The average funeral cost rose by 5.5% 2015-2016 with the average funeral cost in 2016 being £3897* and this is projected to rise to £4779* by 2021. How can you ensure that when the time comes, the money will be there to provide you with the funeral that you would like?

The price of funerals is rising faster than inflation and the average cost of a funeral by 2035 is expected to be more than £12,000, that's only 16 years away.

Why are pre-paid Empathy UK Funeral Plans being bought by more and more people every year?

The average cost of a funeral in the UK has risen 92% in the last 11 years. Buying a Funeral Plan now means you get todays prices regardless of how much they increase by over your lifetime. Funeral Plans are an affordable and convenient way to arrange funeral essentials in advance with a range of options available for your budget. A pre-paid Funeral Plan can save your family worry and expense, and help make things easier for your loved ones at a difficult time.

Other reasons for purchasing an Empathy UK Funeral Plan

Whilst you may have a Savings Plan or Life Insurance, with interest rates so low they will not keep up with the rising cost of funerals. Empathy UK Funeral Plans are not an investment or savings product, we fix the cost of funerals at todays prices and offer your relatives and friends the help and support they need at a stressful time. Life Insurance and Savings Plans do not do this and you may also need to undertake a medical for Life Insurance.

Why choose Empathy UK Funeral Plans?

  • Cremation fees fully covered
  • Will writing and storage with every fully paid up Exclusive Plan.
  • Bereavement support for your family.
  • Best value Funeral Plan on the market.
  • All funds securely held in an independent Trust Fund.
  • Very flexible, bespoke long term payment options extending up to 15 years.
  • 'Payment Holidays' available if required.
  • Highly trained, professional and helpful staff.
  • Help and support for your loved ones when they most need it.
  • Easy to follow application procedure.
  • Ability to transfer your Plan to another if required.
  • Funds spent on your Empathy UK Funeral Plan can reduce your Inheritance Tax liability.

Flexible Payment Terms

Empathy UK Funeral Plans offer a range of carefully designed fixed price Funeral Plan options. You can view our range in our easy to read guide to what is included. All of the Plans allow for 3 payment options – a one off single payment, a 12 month fee free payment plan or a low deposit flexible instalment plan allowing you to affordably arrange for your wishes to be taken care of and remove the financial burden from your loved ones.

Long Term Payment Options - Up To 15 Years, from less than £1 per day

Empathy UK offer long term payment plans extending up to 15 years if required. (subject to some age restrictions)

No Age Restrictions, No Medicals

Empathy Pre-paid Funeral Plans are open to everyone. You don’t need to have a medical and there are no age restrictions on applying. We ask no awkward or personal questions, there are no age limits.

Fixed National Prices

No matter where you live, Empathy UK Funeral Plans have standardised the prices across the UK, so you don’t need to worry should you change address.
  • Vaughan
    You can make your plans in advance. Everything is done for you
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  • Mrs Dearn, Cheshire
    Very friendly staff, who went through everything with me. They were able to answer questions I had in a professional and clear manner. They always go the extra mile.
    Mrs Dearn, Cheshire
  • Mr Barrett, North Yorkshire
    When I spoke to the team, they were really helpful. Everything was explained clearly and concisely. I couldn’t fault the service and that’s why I took out the Plan.
    Mr Barrett, North Yorkshire
  • Mrs Murphy, West Midlands
    The customer service levels were phenomenal, they were completely understanding of my needs and everything that I asked for.
    Mrs Murphy, West Midlands