Why do I need a Funeral Plan?

Why do I need a Funeral Plan?


It’s only natural to put off talking about death, it is a subject that many of us are uncomfortable with. Unfortunately, it is an inevitable part of life and planning ahead is important. By arranging a Funeral Plan during your lifetime you can:


  • Help relieve the financial burden of the funeral for your relatives;
  • Protect against rising funeral costs; and
  • Arrange your funeral to ensure your wishes are carried out.


With a funeral plan you will get to choose the funeral you want while paying for it at today’s prices. Funeral cost inflation has averaged about 7% over the last ten years. In 2016 Sun Life prepared a Cost of Dying report which states the average costs of a funeral is in excess of £3,897. Should the average 7% inflation continue this could mean the average funeral will cost £7,049 by 2026 and £12,794 by 2036.


Savings in a bank or building society are just a sum of money. You may spend this money before you die, or it may not keep up with the rising costs of funerals. But putting a funeral plan in place today you are securing the funeral you want.


Here at Town & Country Law we offer Funeral Plans through The Society of Will Writers Trusted Funeral Plans. These Funeral Plans are available to Society of Will Writer members only and can be paid for in one lump sum or by instalments. Our consultants are able to discuss the available plans with you at your consultation.