Carriages usually require that a deposit is paid before the day of the funeral. The funeral account is divided into two separate parts. The Funeral Directors Charges and Disbursements.
Funeral Directors Charges
Funeral Directors charges include our professional fees and overhead costs of providing and maintaining our 24 hour on-call service, every day of the year. It also includes the professional services involved in making the funeral arrangements and arranging all necessary documentation, and covers:
1. Personal attendances and conveyance of the deceased
2. Provision of our Private chapels
3. Provision of Hearse and limousine
Disbursements are the fees that we pay to a third party on your behalf i.e. cemetery /crematorium, doctor’s fees, ministers and church fees, most of which are due and paid before the funeral.
The funeral account will be sent 7-10 days after the funeral and may only be sent to the person who has signed the estimate. This person takes personal responsibility for the costs involved.
Financial assistance may be available from the D.W.P. to help with the funeral costs and your Funeral Director will have useful up to date information regarding this.