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Funeral Planning

Supporting your loved ones in difficult times

You want the best for your loved ones, so we offer funeral plans designed to help your nearest and dearest at a time when they need it most. A Skipton Funeral Plan is prepaid and prearranged by you and guarantees to cover the cost of the funeral services within the plan you choose.

Why the Skipton Funeral Plan makes sense

  • Available to people aged 50 years and over
  • Guaranteed to cover the cost of the cremation funeral services outlined in the plan; or
  • A contribution of £1,200 towards a burial funeral - this will rise with inflation
  • A fixed priced plan based on today's prices, avoiding rising funeral costs
  • Access to 24 hour telephone bereavement advice and counselling for your family

Our funeral plan is provided by our specially selected partner Dignity. A national provider of pre-arranged funerals since 1985. For more information, please read our Funeral Planning brochure [PDF].



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Compare the costs

  The Amber The Pearl The Diamond
Single payment £3,535 £3,885 £4,285
12 equal monthly payments
There is no extra charge for 12 monthly payments
£294.58 per month £323.75 per month £357.08 per month
60 equal monthly payments
There is an extra charge for 60 monthly payments
£68.00 per month (total price £4,080.09) £74.73 per month (total price £4,484.06) £82.42 per month (Total price £4,945.73)
Payments over a period greater than 12 months will incur an additional charge. For further payment options please call Dignity on 0800 804 8071. You have 90 days from the date you receive your agreement to cancel the plan and receive a full refund. Cancellations after that time are subject to a £395 cancellation fee, which will be deducted from your refund.

What's included in our plans

  • Advice and guidance on all aspects of the funeral
  • Guidance on the registration of the death, and collection of all necessary paperwork for the funeral to proceed
  • Transport of the deceased to the Nominated Funeral Director’s premises (within 20 mile radius)^
  • Preparation and care of the body (embalming not included)
  • Funeral director and staff to attend the service
  • Provision of a hearse
  • Collection of charitable donations
  • 24-hour telephone bereavement counselling
  • The cremation fee ¥
  • Minister's or Officiant's fee ¥

What's not included in our plans

  • Any Doctor's fees or Coroner's fees
  • Embalming, burial plot, memorial or headstone
  • Minister’s/Officiant’s fee for a service at a different location before the cremation
  • Flowers
  • Catering/wake
  • Repatriation from outside mainland Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Jersey, Isle of Man and Isle of Wight
  • Costs for removing artificial limbs and mechanisms such as pacemakers
  • Costs associated with changes in regulations, tax, laws or generally accepted practice, which result in additional costs or affect the conduct of the funeral. (This list is not exhaustive)


If a burial is required, the services marked with a ¥ are not covered by the guarantee. This is because burial costs vary widely across the country, so cannot be guaranteed in the same way as a cremation. Instead a contribution of £1,200 (rising with inflation) will be made towards burial fees and the services provided by third parties (such as Minister’s or Officiant’s fees).

^Transport by ferry or air is not included and will be chargeable at the time of the funeral. 

Find the right plan for you

  The Amber The Pearl The Diamond
Family viewing Normal business hours Weekdays agreed by appointment Any time agreed by appointment
Coffin (fully lined and fitted, gown included) Wood effect coffin Quality wood effect coffin High quality veneer coffin
Limousine to transport family/mourners 0 1 2
Hearse direct to the cremation or burial site Included - -
Funeral procession from home to place of worship and crematorium or burial site (the cost of a burial or a service at a separate location before the cremation isn't included) Not Included Included Included
50 thank you cards Not Included Included Included

What our customers say

The after care has been exemplary. I am truly grateful to Dignity plan and Skipton; I shall be taking one out myself soon so my family can have that support too.

Mrs Christie, Wetherby

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If you have decided on the right plan for you, click the buy now button below. Alternatively, for more information and funeral planning advice visit one of our branches. To find your nearest branch, use the branch finder.

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†2016 Source: SunLife cost of Dying Report, 2016. 2021 projection based on funeral costs continuing to rise at the same rate as seen over the last 12 years. Our funeral plans are provided by Dignity, a carefully selected partner and provider of prearranged funeral plans since 1985. If you take out a Skipton Funeral Plan this will be on the basis of a contract between you and Dignity Pre Arrangement Limited. A company registered in England No. 1862158. VAT registered No. 486 6081 14. Dignity Registered Office: 4 King Edwards Court, King Edwards Square, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B73 6AP. Telephone No. 0121 354 1557. Fax No. 0121 355 8081. Part of Dignity plc. A British company. For details of all our Legacy partners, please see our Partnerships page .

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