Free impartial service, ensuring you get the Funeral Plan that meets your needs and budget from many of our providers.
Hatfield Daniels LLP work in conjunction with your local funeral director, so you can compare the major Funeral Planning companies at the same time to find the right plan for you.
Back in 2004, an average funeral cost around £1920. However, recent research shows the average cost of a funeral in the UK is now £3,609 – an increase of 88% in ten years, well above the general rate of inflation
If this trend continues, the average cost of a funeral in 2024 will be over £6,800.
Paying in advance for your funeral is a sensible decision that will save you money reduce – stress benefitting your family and estate.
We understand that choosing the right funeral plan is a big decision. Price is extremely important which is why we compare leading plans and their prices. However, price is not the only consideration; we also want to ensure you chose the highest standards of professional conduct so we only use plans that are Funeral Planning Authority registered.
How would you feel if you couldn’t afford a decent send off for someone you love? This is a reality for one in seven of us. Funeral costs have soared 88% in the last ten years. At the same time Government grants for people struggling have dwindled. They now fall way short of the overall cost of a funeral. The problem is set to get worse.
This is why at Hatfield Daniels LLP we are championing and promoting funeral plans to all clients as an ethical, affordable solution to this problem.
Why funeral poverty?
The Down to Earth project works with people in funeral poverty, helping them arrange a meaningful affordable funeral. They witness the trauma, distress and shame people feel at not being able to give someone a send-off. And factors like an aging population, funeral inflation and a projected rise in death rates are creating a perfect storm where funeral poverty is set to increase.
So in 2014 they launched the Fair Funerals Campaign.
Buying a funeral can be expensive and confusing. The cost of dying has risen seven times faster than the cost of living. When people are bereaved, they don’t make savvy consumers and it’s difficult to find clear, comparable information about what things really cost. There are also huge differences in what funeral directors charge.
Without knowing how prices compare and what their options are, people end up buying funerals they can’t afford and getting into unmanageable debt.
The Fair Funerals pledge asks funeral directors to provide clear, comparable prices so people know what they’re buying. It also asks them to make their most affordable funeral visible to the public.
How does Hatfield Daniels LLP get involved?
By asking funeral directors we already work alongside to sign, we feel we can make a real difference to people who are struggling with the cost of a funeral. Local funeral directors will always be interested in what people and businesses in their communities think – resulting in a position to influence the way they respond to funeral poverty.
Ian & Sue Carvell, Telford
Grant Foden, Telford
P Martin, Cannock
Lucy T, Telford
Colin & Sylvia Jones, Telford
Richard Brown, Wolverhampton
Deborah Marks, Telford
J Powell, Shawbirch
Mary & Rob, Telford
Peter Hill, Solihull
Mr & Mrs Shepherd, Telford