How to claim a Funeral Expenses Payment
Here we explain how the UK government can support you if you’re struggling to pay for a funeral, with guidance on how to apply.Read more
What happens at a Muslim funeral?
Muslim funerals are large community events. It’s common for every member of the mosque to attend, even if they did not know the person who died.Read more
Do you have to have a funeral when someone dies?
You do not legally have to have a funeral in the UK - lots of people do not want a funeral, and that’s OK. But you do have to register the death, and either cremate or bury the body.Read more
How long does it take to organise a funeral?
Typically it takes one to two weeks to arrange a funeral. Getting the paperwork sorted, gathering family together in one place and making choices about the service are some of the things that affect the time it takes.Read more
What happens at a Mormon funeral?
Followers of Mormonism believe that they’ll see their loved ones again in the afterlife. So although Mormon funerals tend to be serious, there’s an undertone of hope and celebration.Read more
What is the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard?
The main difference is that graveyards are attached to Christian churches. Cemeteries might not be attached to a church.Read more
How to arrange a funeral yourself, without a funeral director
A funeral director is someone who specialises in arranging funerals. Arranging a funeral without one is not impossible, but it is very difficult.Read more
Why do the cost of funerals vary?
Funerals are more expensive in some parts of the UK than others. They can also be more expensive on weekends, and at certain times of the day.Read more
What happens at a Sikh funeral?
Sikh families usually hold funerals 3 days after the person has died. They typically follow a fairly strict format in which guests wear white and gather to pray.Read more
What happens at a Quaker funeral?
Quaker funerals focus on quiet reflection and giving thanks. There is not usually a formal order of service. Guests will spend most of the time silently remembering the person who’s died, but anyone can speak if they wish to.Read more
What can you put in a coffin for cremation?
A lot of people choose to put something special in their loved one’s coffin, but not everything’s allowed. So what can you include and what should you leave out?Read more
How much does a funeral cost?
A funeral in the UK can cost up to £10,000 depending on the type of service you want. At an average of £5,000, a traditional burial is the most expensive option, while a direct cremation is the cheapest.Read more
How to arrange a funeral
When it comes to arranging a funeral, most people start by looking for local funeral directors. But actually, you could create a far more personal memorial for a fraction of the cost with a simple, direct cremation.Read more
How to scatter ashes
You can scatter ashes by casting them into the wind from a scattering tube. Other options include creating a colourful garden feature or scattering the ashes at the beach and letting the tide wash them away.Read more