Funeral Costs

 

Tudor-Davies Funeral Services aim to be as reasonable & transparent as possible whilst offering the best personal service and attention possible. As a consequence, we have decided to publish our prices for our three main types of funeral service, including our Funeral Without Ceremony, Simple Funeral Service and Traditional Funeral Service options. 

You will also find below advice on The Help Towards Funeral Payment from the DWP.

Funeral With No Ceremony

No service or attendance by mourners.

  • Conveyance of deceased from Hospital/Nursing Home/Family Home to our Chapel of Rest
  • Arranging the funeral at our funeral home
  • Simple cremation coffin and simple dressing gown
  • Completing all necessary paperwork
  • Doctors Fees included
  • No viewing
  • Cremation on a date and time to suit Tudor-Davies Funeral Services
  • All Funeral Expenses to be paid prior to the Funeral

£1049 Including 3rd Party Costs/Disbursements

church, altar, pews

Simple Funeral Service

All the essentials of a funeral service with family attendance.

  • Conveyance of deceased from Hospital, Nursing Home or Family Home to our chapel of rest
  • Arranging the funeral at our funeral home
  • Simple wood effect cremation coffin
  • Attiring your loved one in their own clothes or one of our dressing gowns
  • Viewing in our private chapel of rest
  • Completing all necessary paperwork
  • Hearse to convey your loved one directly from our funeral home to the crematorium
  • Attendance of Funeral Director and Staff on the day of the funeral. The funeral service day and time is restricted to fit with Tudor-Davies Funeral Services
  • One of the Tudor-Davies Funeral Services Staff to take the service
    (A religious or Non-religious minister can take the service at an additional cost)

£1000 including the coffin but excluding 3rd Party Costs 

Traditional Funeral Service

The Complete Funeral Service. 

Tudor-Davies Professional Fees from £1000
Excluding the coffin and Disbursements 

  • Conveyance of deceased from Hospital/Nursing Home/Family Home to our chapel of rest
  • Arranging the funeral at our funeral home, your home or another chosen location if you’d rather.
  • Hygienic treatment and care of your loved one
  • Attiring your loved one in their own clothes or one of our premium dressing gowns
  • Viewing in our private chapel of rest
  • Completing all necessary paperwork together with delivery to all relevant authorities
  • Use of Hearse to convey your loved one from your desired location prior to funeral service
  • Attendance of a Funeral Director and together with a full team of Staff on the day of the funeral
  • Service at another location in addition to the cremation or burial  service if desired.
  • Date and time of the funeral to suit the family.
  • Full coffin selection available.

Additional Costs to Traditional Funeral Services

Family Limousine – £160

Paper Notice from £120

Orders of Service from £20

Floral Tributes from £25

Horse Drawn Hearse – £600

Urns/Caskets from £30 – Click here to view selection

A Full Breakdown of our costs is available to download here

 

Choice of Coffin

The York
£300

A Light Oak Veneered Coffin.

The Cambridge
£380

A High Gloss Light Oak Veneered Coffin
with a half round bead on the lid
as well as Fluer-de-lis Handles.

The Kensington
£480

A Medium Oak Veneered Coffin
as well as pressed panel sides,
Double moulding
and Cranoge Bar Handles.

The Derwent
£540

A Light Oak Veneered Coffin with raised Lid as well as Pressed panel sides and Cranoge Bar Handles.

The Parwich
£540

A Mahogany Veneered Coffin with raised Lid as well as Pressed panel sides and Cranoge Bar Handles.

 

Eco Friendly Willow
£690

Old English Willow Basket coffin, another option for those who are looking for Environmentally friendly option and most importantly elegance.

Bespoke Coffins

Brochures & Prices are available at request, including coffins such as
Solid, Colourful, Cardboard as well as American Caskets.

Disbursements & Third Party Costs

Disbursements are the charges paid by the Funeral Director on behalf of the family.

Cemetery Fees in Stoke-on-Trent From £890 (New Grave from £2395)
Cemetery Fees in Newcastle From £960 (New Grave from £2254)
Cremation at Carmountside Crematorium before 10am £570
Cremation at Carmountside Crematorium after 10am £815
Cremation at Bradwell Crematorium before 10am £561
Cremation at Bradwell Crematorium after 10am £790
Doctor’s Fees – £164 (Not Applicable if Coroner Involvement)
Church Fees – From £240
Minister/Celebrant – From £190

Example Funeral Cost

Tudor-Davies Professional Fees including bringing your loved one into our care, care of deceased and chapel visits, York Coffin, Mercedes Hearse with following family limousine travelling from home and returning the family, Cremation at Bradwell Crematorium after 10am, Doctor’s Fees, Celebrant to take the Service.

Total Cost – £2522

 

Help Towards Funeral Costs

If you are entitled, you can claim for help towards the funeral expenses from the DWP.
Funeral expenses payment can help to pay to some of the costs of the following:

  • Burial fees for a particular plot
  • Cremation fees, including the cost of the doctors certificates
  • Up to £1000 towards the Funeral Directors Expenses

The payment will not usually cover all of the costs of the funeral and how much you get depends upon your circumstances. This includes any other money that’s available to cover the costs, for example from an
insurance policy or the deceased person’s estate.
Check the claim form notes for full details of what Funeral Expenses Payment covers.

How The Money Is Paid

The money will usually be paid directly to Tudor-Davies Funeral Services Ltd

Eligibility

To get Funeral Expenses Payment you must:

  • Get certain benefits or tax credits
  • Meet the rules on your relationship with the deceased
  • Be arranging a funeral in the UK, the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland

You might be able to get other help to pay for the funeral if you are not eligible for Funeral Expenses
Payment.

Benefits and tax credits you must be in receipt of:

  • Income support
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Housing benefit
  • The disability or severe disability element of Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

You might also be eligible if you are getting a Support for Mortgage Interest loan.

You can still claim Funeral Expenses Payment if you have applied for these benefits and you are waiting to hear about your claim.

If you were responsible for a deceased child but you are not their parent, the non-resident parent must get one or more of these benefits.

If there is a close relative of the deceased who is not getting one of these benefits, you might not be able to claim for Funeral Expenses Payment.

Rules on your relationship with the deceased

You must be one of the following:

  • The partner of the deceased when they died
  • A close relative of the deceased

Make A Claim

You must apply within 6 months of the funeral, even if you are waiting for a decision on a qualifying 

benefit. If you get Universal Credit, you will not get a decision on your claim until after your next payment.

How to claim

Claim by phone by calling the Bereavement service helpline.
Telephone 0800 731 0469
Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm

An adviser will also help you claim any other bereavement benefits you might be entitled to. You can also claim by post. Download and fill in the claim form (BB1), from www.gov.uk/bereavement-payment/how-to-claim then send it to the address on the form or deliver it to your Jobcentre Plus office.

Legal Matters

When death occurs, it is very important to ascertain whether or not the deceased has left a Will. This may contain instructions regarding details of the funeral arrangements, a Will may be with the Solicitor or Bank for safe keeping or amongst the personal papers.

It is advisable to consult a solicitor at this time. The solicitor will be able to help with the probate, take care of the many issues surrounding the deceased’s estate (including the Will, problems of intestacy, Grant of Representation, letters of administration etc).

We are available to help you with advice; we can also recommend a Solicitor’s Practice that on a daily basis can process and administer legal services associated with probate, estate, Wills and other related services.

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Tudor-Davies Funeral Services Ltd
trading as Tudor-Davies Funeral Services
The Beeches, 142 Waterloo Road, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 3HB.
Tel: 01782 811411 Email: enquiries@tudor-davies.co.uk
Company No. 11802741