How much does a Bristol Funeral Plan Cost?
Our plans are completely flexible, so you can choose from any of the funerals included on the price list and select any of our optional services to meet your requirements. We will then confirm the total cost of our services at today’s prices and guarantee that they will be carried out at this cost, whenever the funeral takes place.
What is an administration fee?
This is not an additional cost, it is an amount which is paid to the company out of the fund to cover expenses.
What does the Bristol Funeral Plan involve?
The plan includes the charges of a funeral director for carrying out the services outlined in the application form, together with the disbursements (which are fees paid on your behalf when death occurs). The price of the funeral director’s services is guaranteed, so the only additional costs that your relatives may have to bear are the difference between the actual cost at the time of the disbursements and the amount set aside for these within the plan.
Can I pay by instalments?
Yes, it is possible to enter into an instalment plan under which we will agree with you the period over which payments can be made. However, the price cannot be guaranteed until the amount of the funeral directors’ costs have been paid in full, although we will use our best endeavours to control these provided that instalments are kept up to date in accordance with the plan.
How do I apply for a Bristol Funeral Plan?
You should complete the application form and return it to us with a cheque for the relevant amount. As you may wish to discuss the various options available, you should either telephone or visit one of our offices in order that the details can be agreed before the application form is completed.
What happens if I want to withdraw my plan?
Your money will be returned in full if you notify us of withdrawal within 14 days of the Certificate being issued. Should you wish to cancel the plan for any reason at a later date, you would be entitled to a full repayment subject to deduction of the administration fee.
Can I alter the arrangements?
Yes, if you decide that you want to make any changes to the arrangements, you should contact us and we will advise you if any additional cost is involved. Subject to you paying for this extra cost at the price prevailing at the time of the change, the alterations will be attended to. You should advise us of any change of address so that our records can be amended.
How does the Bristol Funeral Plan work when I die?
We will provide you with a Certificate, which should be kept with your copy of the application form. Your relatives or executor can contact us, and we will then make all necessary arrangements for your funeral to be carried out, as your wishes. We will advise your relatives or executor of the next steps including registration procedures. Your Personal Representative(s) should contact us immediately after your death and we will be pleased to provide up to date advice on all the information and documentation required.
How do I know my investments are safe?
Once the plan has been accepted and you have had time to consider whether you want to withdraw from it, your money will be deposited with an independent trustee company who will invest it until the funeral has been carried out, or until they receive notice of cancellation of the plan.
What is the Funeral Planning Authority?
The Funeral Planning Authority (FPA) is an organisation set up by the industry to regulate providers in the UK pre-paid funeral plan industry. Our primary aim is to ensure providers that are registered with the FPA are operating in a manner that will result in customers getting the funeral they have paid for when it is needed.