Paying for the Funeral
We are happy to discuss costings for a funeral, whether it be over the phone, by email, in one of our offices or at a private address.
For an email quotation you can contact Mr Ross Hickton at Ross@TEWHickton.co.uk 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We tailor our funerals to suit what the client and family needs. Although we do offer one simple funeral package, which is low cost and to help the needs of a family who wish to have the simplest of funerals. For more information about our simple funeral packages, please follow this link- Simple Funeral Options.
Up on contact with ourselves and once we have a picture of what the funeral wishes are, we will be able to issue a written and verbal estimate of costs in full.
We do ask for a pre-payment to be paid prior to the funeral these figures are below:
- Full Payment of all 3rd Party Fees (Disbursements) we pay on your behalf. This is generally made up of the cremation/burial fee, Doctors Fees and ministers fee.
- Payment of £1995.00 in full when Direct Cremation Package is chosen
- (We may ask for a higher deposit if high cost additional services are requested. E.G. a horse drawn hearse)
The pre-payment would need to be paid two days prior to the funeral taking place, if they are not paid the funeral may be temporarily postponed.
We are very accommodating, and understand being able to organise such a deposit in a short time scale could cause difficulty. If you are waiting for insurance policies, bank payments or other sources, we would allow the payment to be made after the funeral upon receipt of such polices or as such in official writing from the payee. We also do accepted families which are making DWP claims, and we are one of the very few funeral directors who accept payment plans.
Once the funeral has taken place we will send a detailed, final funeral invoice to the client. This would be payable within a month of receipt.
Payments can be made by:
- Cheque (Payable to Trevor E.W. Hickton Ltd)
- Credit or Debit Card (in office or over phone)
- BACS- Online Bank Transfer (Lloyds Bank- Sort Code:30-90-88 / Account No:19005268)
- Funeral Financing**
- Monthly Payments*
*Monthly Payment Plan– we do offer a payment plan direct to us. This would require the deposit to be paid, and a 12 monthly payment plan can then be set up.
**Funeral Financing– we are the only local company to work alongside Braemar Finance to offer short and long term funeral loans to pay for the funeral account. This is subject to status of the applicant, but does not have to be the next of kin.
DWP Funeral Payment from The Social Fund– the DWP do grant funeral payments towards the funeral costs. This will depend on the applicant’s circumstances and income. Please visit this link https://www.gov.uk/funeral-payments/overview to complete and review the application process. Or you can call them for a verbal on the phone decision 0345 606 0265.