Funeral Plans

You want the best for your loved ones, so we offer funeral plans designed to help those close to you 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.

As long as you're aged 50 or over, our funeral plan is open to you. There are no health restrictions and no medical questions to answer. Terms and conditions apply, further details below.

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Save up to £340*

when you buy a funeral plan by 30 April 2019

*Based on the price of a Diamond Plan which is now £3,795 reduced from £4,135 until 30 April 2019.

Why a 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.
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Apply for your funeral plan online today

Applying online is easy and can be completed in four 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 prearranged funerals since 1985. For more information, please read our Funeral Planning brochure [PDF].


Limited Offer

Take out a Skipton Funeral Plan before 20 December 2018 to be entered into a £10,000 prize draw!

Prize draw terms and conditions

Biggest Saving
  The Amber Funeral Plan The Pearl Funeral Plan The Diamond Funeral Plan
Single payment was £3,495 now £3,195 save £300 was £3,875 now £3,550 save £325 was £4,135 now £3,795 save £340
12 equal monthly payments
There is no extra charge for 12 monthly payments
11 payments of £266.25 per month with a final payment of £266.25 11 payments of £295.83 per month with a final payment of £295.87 11 payments of £316.25 per month with a final payment of £316.25
60 monthly payments*
There is an extra charge for 60 monthly payments
59 payments of £60.99 with a final payment of £61.22 (Total price £3,659.63) 59 payments of £67.77 with a final payment of £67.83 (Total price £4,066.26) 59 payments of £72.44 with a final payment of £72.93 (Total price £4,346.89)

Long-term payment plans available

*Alternative fixed instalment periods of up to 10 years are available provided that all payments over any instalment term longer than 12 months are completed by the 85th birthday of the eldest person named on the plan. Plans purchased over a period greater than 12 months will incur an additional fee.

For further payment options please call Dignity on 0800 804 8071. You have 90 days from the date on which you receive your agreement to cancel the plan and receive a full refund. Cancellations after that time are subject to a £195 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

¥Burial

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 £1,220 (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 wood 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 (including the Hearse) 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 £3,195 £3,550 £3,795

Apply for your funeral plan online today

Applying online is easy and can be completed in four 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.

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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