Funeral Plans

You want the best for your loved ones, so we offer funeral plans designed to help your family and loved ones 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.

Free £100 M&S Gift Card

Buy before 15 December to recieve your gift card

Take out a funeral plan with us between 1 November and 14 December 2017 and you will also receive a £100 M&S giftcard (see the full terms and conditions below).

Why the Skipton Funeral Plan makes sense

  • Plan your funeral, your way
  • help avoid rising funeral costs
  • make things easier for your family
  • high quality service from a funeral expert
  • flexible payment options

5 Star Rating applies to the Diamond Funeral Plan.

Apply for your funeral plan online today

Applying online is easy and can be completed in 4 simple steps

Start Application

You can also call us on 0345 607 9820

Lines are open Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 8pm, Fridays 8:30am - 5:30pm, Saturdays 9am - 12noon.

Dignity Caring Funeral Services

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].

Compare the costs

  The Amber Funeral Plan The Pearl Funeral Plan The Diamond Funeral Plan
Single payment £3,395 £3,749 £3,999
12 equal monthly payments
There is no extra charge for 12 monthly payments
£282.91 per month £312.41 per month £333.25 per month
60 equal monthly payments
There is an extra charge for 60 monthly payments
£65.30 per month (total price £3,918.50) £72.11 per month (total price £4,327.08) £76.92 per month (Total price £4,615.63)
Defaqto rating

Funeral plan 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 which 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 funeral 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 50 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 funeral 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)
  • Additional costs to conduct the funeral on a weekend, bank holidays or unusual hour


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 in line with the Retail Price Index for the duration of the plan) 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 funeral plan for you

  The Amber Funeral Plan The Pearl Funeral Plan The Diamond Funeral Plan
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 N/A N/A
Funeral procession from home to place of worship and crematorium or burial site (service at separate location before cremation or burial not included) Not Included Included Included
50 thank you cards Not Included Included Included
Single payment £3,395 £3,749 £3,999

Apply for your funeral plan online today

Applying online is easy and can be completed in 4 simple steps

Start Application

You can also call us on 0345 607 9820

Lines are open Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 8pm, Fridays 8:30am - 5:30pm, Saturdays 9am - 12noon.

£100 M&S Gift Card - Terms and conditions

  1. Planholders will receive a £100 Marks & Spencer gift card for Skipton Funeral Plans purchased between 1 November 2017 and 14 December 2017.
  2. This offer is subject to availability. Approximately 700 gift cards are available.
  3. If you have previously cancelled a Skipton Funeral Plan within 90 days of taking that plan out, you will not qualify for the offer.
  4. If your plan is cancelled within the first 90 days then you will not be eligible for the gift card.
  5. After the 90 day cancellation period has passed without cancellation you will receive your gift card by post within 30 days. If your gift card has not arrived by then, please call 01565 656 261.
  6. The gift card will be posted to the planholder’s postal address registered on the plan.
  7. Only the planholder may claim the gift card and we cannot transfer it to anyone else.
  8. This offer is provided by Skipton Building Society andadministered by The Marketing Lounge Partnership (MLP), The Stables, Home Farm, Mere, Cheshire WA16 0PX. We will only share your contact details (which include your address) with MLP so that they can send you the gift card; your details won’t be used for any other purpose.
  9. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  10. No cash or other alternatives are available.
  11. One Marks & Spencer gift card per plan sold.
  12. Marks & Spencer terms & conditions also apply to the gift card and are on the back of the gift card.
  13. For any queries relating to this offer please call 01565 656 261.
  14. Skipton reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time without notice.

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. Dignity Pre Arrangement Limited is regulated by the Funeral Planning Authority and not the Financial Conduct Authority. For details of all our Legacy partners, please see our Partnerships page.

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