9 Ways To Compare Independent Funeral Directors In The UK

9 Ways To Compare Independent Funeral Directors In The UK

Choosing the right Funeral Director for your loved one is a difficult decision. Arranging a funeral can be a highly emotional and stressful process. How do you decide which Funeral Director to use? Which is the best Funeral Director in your area? Do you base your decision just on price, or are reviews and recommendations important to check first? 

Here are 9 ways to compare Independent Funeral Directors in the UK. Each site has different ways to help families searching for information on the Internet. 


Your Funeral Choice

Your Funeral Choice describes themselves as a family company based on the Isle of Wight. They operate as a National Advice service providing free, independent information to help families find sensibly priced local Funeral Directors. They compare Funeral Directors by price within a location.

Inspired by the problems experienced by personal loss, Your Funeral Choice gives independent advice on the costs of funerals. They contact Funeral Directors and get prices for funerals and for those Funeral Directors who will not reveal exact prices, they solve this problem by 'mystery shopping', a technique used by many consumer welfare research groups and government bodies. 

An excellent resource is the Funeral Facts page giving a detailed breakdown of costs involved in a funeral. For more details on Your Funeral Choice see:

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The Good Funeral Guide

Founded by Charles Cowling, The Good Funeral Guide is a not-for-profit social enterprise company. 

The Good Funeral Guide accredit Funeral Directors to be part of their Recommended Funeral Directors List. You can search the list via County and City. They operate a rigorous process of visiting and spending time with Funeral Directors. They ask lots of penetrating questions making sure they care for people who have died with kindness and respect. They check prices and then write reviews on the website. If your search is based on quality first rather than price, this could be a good place to start comparing Funeral Directors. 

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Natural Death Centre

Independent funeral advice

The charity was founded in 1991, the Natural Death Centre has sought to inform, empower and inspire the public in all matters relating to death and dying, and in particular to increase awareness of funeral choices outside of the mainstream.

The link below is for Funeral Directors who are all flexible, transparent and accommodating and who have pledged in writing to the criteria of the NDC. For more details check the Funeral Advisor website here:

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FuneralBooker

FuneralBooker offers people searching online an easy to use web platform to get a quote for a funeral. It's simple. It's a quick process. All it takes is a few clicks to buy a funeral online. You can choose various options about a funeral and get a price for each choice. FuneralBooker started in 2015 to help people search online and find accurate prices for a funeral. 

Once you’ve made an enquiry, you can create a celebration page for your loved one and easily share it with friends and family to keep them updated about the funeral.

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Funeral Directors Register

The Funeral Directors Register is a comprehensive funeral care resource. They provide online information for families seeking reputable, qualified and approved Funeral Director services in all areas throughout the UK. You can search Funeral Directors by County, check for reviews and contact information. Their mission is to increase funeral cost transparency and value for money across the industry.

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FuneralZone

Funeral Zone began in the summer of 2012. It became a passion project by Exeter-based childhood friends Ed Gallois and Kevin Homeyard. As with many businesses in this sector it was born out of experiencing loss. It was finding little online support and help to deal with the both the practicalities and emotional issues at the time.

Funeral Zone says that their mission is to help the bereaved. They do this through the following services:

  • Funeral Director Comparision Site. 
  • Funeral Plan Comparison Site
  • Resources and Help Section
  • Online Obituary Facility For Funeral Directors

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Funeral Comparision

Funeral Comparison claims to be the UK’s largest free search that allows people to find the exact funeral requirements required linked to price. Giving people three options to obtain quotations you enter in your requirements and they contact a Funeral Director in your area.

They work with Independent Funeral Directors and charge a small finders fee for the services they provide. There is no cost to the family for any of the services.

There are some links to other services like fineflora an online flower delivery company, and a will writing company.

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