We are still arranging plans over the phone, or in person, however we are now able to offer online purchases of plans:
More and more people are choosing to pre-arrange their funeral to reduce the emotional worry and anxiety from their family. With a Perfect Choice Funeral Plan from us you can pre-arrange your funeral and fix your funeral director’s costs at today’s prices.
Funeral costs haven rised significantly over the years. By taking out a pre-pain plan, you can pay your funeral costs in advance. As long as you wish to use us for your funeral and your requirements don't change (*significantly, so this may change costs slightly if you went from a cremation plan to a burial plan for example), these costs are covered, no matter how long you live or what happens to the economy in the meantime. This can help reduce financial burden on your loved ones. It also allows you to set out your wishes in advance so your family know what you would like. The plan can also include a contribution towards third party costs (known as disbursements) such as cremation, clergy or doctor's fee and more than often not, are opted to be included in the plan. These are outside of control so they cannot be guarenteed as the funeral directors costs can, but in over 15 years of using Perfect Choice we have only even had to ask one individual for the costs not covered by the plan unlike many other plan providers, where in our experience, this is significently higher.
One of the main reasons that we recommend and only use Perfect Choice Funeral Plans is because they provide outstanding financial security for your money. All plan monies are held securely in a whole of life assurance policy for extra peace of mind.
In addition to high levels of financial security provided by Perfect Choice you will also benefit from the knowledge and experience we have developed over many years. This means we can help your tailor your funeral plan to accomodate any special wishes you may have. With a Perfect Choice Funeral Plan you can make top-ups or update your plan details at any time, although there may be additional costs if you add extra services. You may choose to pay upfront or by monthly instalments.
Perfect Choice Funeral Plans are only available from accredited funeral directors who are members of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD). The NAFD is the country's leading funeral trade association, and their members conduct over 80% of all funerals in the UK. As NAFD members, all our funerals are carried out in accordance to their strict Code of Practice, giving you extra peace of mind and security.
We use Perfect Choice as our only plan provider due to the fact that in all the years we have worked with them, and in our experience of plan providers, they are the best by far. They allow us to make sure out clients are cared for properly and enable us to offer exactly what they wish. Clients can also be sure that when working with us, they money they have worked hard to put by is properly cared for.
Terms and conditions apply to funeral plans - please ask for details, which are always sent out with any information requested.
Following the Fairer Finance report from July 2017 which was published in such newspapers as The Guardian:
Chris Clark, Managing Director of Ecclesiastical Planning Services, said;
"At Ecclesiastical Planning Services, our priority is to ensure that planholders and potential customers are treated fairly and our primary focus is on supporting funeral directors that offer funeral pre-payments plans. This approach means that customers are provided with a professional, personal service from specialists who understand how to arrange funerals. They can also be confident that their needs and wishes are met by the plan they choose.
We take pride in being transparent in al our dealings with funeral directors and customers, and we are pleased that this aspect of our proposition has been recognised in a recent funeral planning report issued by the consumer group, Fairer Finance. We work hard to make sure that all of our literature is clear, fair and not misleading.
We are aware that some funeral plan providers use high pressure sales agents to sell their funeral plans without the involvement of the funeral director (please note that Clarkson's will never take on these plans as in our years of experience, they do not benefit anyone, but in particular the client who has been so badly miss-sold them) We would like to see action taken to raise standards in this respect. For some time we have expressed the view that the supervision of plan providers is insufficient and the ansence of adequate regulatory monitoring is creating an increasing number of concerns for those providers such as ourselves that take a responsible approach. We would support any actions that result in all funeral plan providers being supervised more effectively.
In the meantime, Perfect Choice Funeral Plans will continue work with funeral directing firms to deliver the highest possible standards of professionalism and customer service whilst ensuring the pre-payment funds are held securely for each plan that is arranged. Our Perfect Choice Funeral Plans are administered by Eclesiastical Planning Services."
“Our Prepaid plans are underwritten by our professional body the National Association of Funeral Directors.
We have worked in partnership with Perfect Choice Funeral Plans for many years. With costs of funerals rising each year, many people are starting to plan for the future. At Clarkson’s, each plan is bespoke and independently arranged to suit our clients’ needs. If you would like further information, please contact us for further details.”
Annie Booker, Assistant Funeral Director, Bath
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