Funeral plan providers: what you need to know

Search our list of funeral plan providers to find out more about their applications for authorisation and what this means for you.

From 29 July 2022, any funeral plan provider that isn’t authorised by us will be committing a criminal offence if it attempts to sell or administer a funeral plan contract. That means it won’t be able to deliver the service you have paid for.

Some existing providers will not be applying for authorisation or have withdrawn their applications. See providers who will not be authorised.

 

If you have a funeral plan, or are thinking about buying one, you should check the provider's application status before July 2022, as you may need to take action.

Search for the provider in the table below to find out what its status is.

  • If you have a plan and your provider hasn't applied for authorisation yet, or isn’t going to apply for authorisation, they should contact you to tell you what’s happening with your plan. If you haven’t heard from your provider, contact them.
  • If you're buying a new plan before our regulation begins, don’t buy a plan from a provider if its status is, 'not applying for authorisation', 'application refused' or 'application withdrawn' (find out more in the table below).

Your provider might be a different company to the one that sold you the plan. For example, a funeral director may have sold you a plan that is administered by a different funeral plan provider. Find out who the provider is by looking at your paperwork or by contacting the organisation that sold you the plan.

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Funeral plan provider application status

The list may not reflect a provider’s status as soon as it applies. It will be updated at regular intervals. This list was last updated on 13 May 2022.

Check below what this means for you. 

If a provider’s status is ‘application withdrawn’ or ‘not applying – planning to transfer’ find out more.

Firm Name

Address

Status

ALTERNATIVE PLANNING COMPANY LIMITED

46 The Terrace, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1DE

Application submitted

AURA LIFE LIMITED

Studio One Bunkers Hill Farm Goldalming Surrey GU7 1UP

Application withdrawn

AUSTIN'S FUNERAL DIRECTORS       

9-11 Letchmore Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 3JH

Not intending to apply - planning to transfer

AVALON (EUROPE) LIMITED

Brooke Court, Lower Meadow Road, Handforth Dean, Wilmslow, SK9 3ND

Application submitted

AVALON TRUSTEE COMPANY LIMITED

Brooke Court, Lower Meadow Road, Handforth Dean, Wilmslow, SK9 3ND

Application submitted

BRISTOL FUNERAL DIRECTORS LIMITED

Southville Lodge, Southville Road, Bristol, BS3 1DJ

Not intending to apply - planning to transfer

BRISTOL MEMORIAL WOODLANDS FP LIMITED

C/O Memorial Woodlands Earthcott Green, Alveston, Bristol, England, BS35 3TA

Application withdrawn

CAPITAL LIFE FUNERAL PLANNING LIMITED

Brooke Court, Lower Meadow Road, Handforth Dean, Wilmslow, SK9 3ND

Application withdrawn

CELEBRATION OF LIFE PLANNING LTD

Enterprise House, Ocean Way, Southampton, SO14 3XB

Application submitted

CENTRAL ENGLAND CO-OPERATIVE LIMITED

Central House, Hermes Road, Lichfield WS13 6RH

Application submitted

CHELMSFORD STAR CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED

220 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford,Essex, CM2 0LS

Not intending to apply - planning to transfer

CLYDEBANK CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED

11 Hume Street, Clydebank, G81 1XL

Not intending to apply - planning to transfer

CO-OP FUNERAL PLANS LIMITED

10511 Funeralcare, 12th Floor, 1 Angel Square, Manchester, M60 0AG

Application submitted

CRYSTAL CREMATIONS LTD

The Old Mill House, Deakins Business Park, Blackburn Road, Egerton, Bolton, BL7 9RP

Application submitted

DIGNITY FUNERALS LIMITED

4 King Edwards Court, King Edwards Square, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AP

Application submitted

DISTINCT FUNERAL PLANS LIMITED

Head Office, Westerleigh Crematorium, Westerleigh Road, Bristol BS37 8QP

Application submitted

EAST OF ENGLAND CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED

Wherstead Park, The Street, Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2BJ

Not intending to apply - planning to transfer

ECCLESIASTICAL PLANNING SERVICES LIMITED

Benefact House 2000 Pioneer Avenue Gloucester Business Park Brockworth Gloucester GL3 4AW

Application submitted

EMPATHY UK FUNERAL PLANS

Stafford Court, 145 Washway Road, Sale, M33 7PE

Application withdrawn

ETERNAL PEACE FUNERAL PLANS LTD

4A Promenade Bridlington East Yorkshire YO15 2PX

Application withdrawn

F A ALBIN & SONS LIMITED

Arthur Stanley House, 52 Culling Road, London, SE16 2TN

Application submitted

FAMILY FUNERALS TRUST LIMITED

Ludlow House, Ludlow Road, Feltham, Middlesex, TW13 7JF

Application submitted

FAREWILL FUNERAL PLANS LIMITED

1st Floor, 27 Downham Road, London N1 5AA

Application withdrawn

FOSTERS FAMILY FUNERAL DIRECTORS (Trading name of The Independent Family Funeral Directors Ltd)

147 St Georges Road, Glasgow, G3 7LB

Application submitted

FOX MILTON AND CO LTD T/A Unique Funeral Plans

71-75 Shelton St, London, WC2H 9JQ

No application submitted yet

FPS 1995 LIMITED ((previously Funeral Planning Services Limited)

Flint House, Ipswich Road, Long Stratton, Norwich, NR15 2TA

Not intending to apply - planning to transfer

FREEMAN BROTHERS (Peter Christopher Freeman and Bridgid Mary Freeman)

9 North Parade, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 2BP

Application submitted

GO AS YOU PLEASE FUNERALS 2009 LIMITED

Unit 5 Front Street, Klondyke, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 6RF

Not intending to apply - planning to transfer

GOLDEN CHARTER LIMITED

Canniesburn Gate, 10 Canniesburn Drive, Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 1BF

Application submitted

GOLDEN LEAVES LIMITED

No 1 Croydon, 12-16 Addiscomb Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 0XT

Application submitted

HAVEN PERSONAL FUNERAL PLANS LTD

227 Bury Road, Rawtenstall, Rossendale BB4 6DJ

Application submitted

HEART OF ENGLAND CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED

Whittle House, Foleshill Enterprise Park, Courtaulds Way, Coventry, CV6 5NX

Not intending to apply - planning to transfer

IBERIAN FUNERAL PLANS

Suite 151 Silk House, Park Green, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7QJ

Not intending to apply-planning to transfer

INDEPENDENT FUNERAL PLANNING SERVICES LTD

63 High Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6BX

Application submitted

KINGFISHER INDEPENDENT FUNERAL SERVICES

Gate Lodge,Cemetery Road, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 2BX

Not intending to apply - planning to transfer

LINCOLNSHIRE CO-OPERATIVE LIMITED

15-23 Tentercroft Street, Lincoln, LN6 7QY

Not intending to apply - planning to transfer

LOW COST FUNERAL LIMITED T/A Affordable Funerals (see Memoria Limited)

The Pool House Bicester Road, Stratton Audley, OX27 9BS

Application submitted

M & F (SCOTLAND) LIMITED

Babs Court 4 Shorthope Street, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 7DB

Application submitted

MAPLEBROOK FUNERAL PLANS LIMITED

Pure Offices Unit S03, Harbour Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 7AN

Application withdrawn

MEMORIA LIMITED (Trading name of Low Cost Funeral Limited T/A Affordable Funerals)

The Pool House, Bicester Road, Stratton Audley, Oxfordshire, OX27 9BS

Application submitted

MIDCOUNTIES CO-OPERATIVE LIMITED

The Co-operative House, Warwick Technology Park, Warwick, CV34 6DA

Not intending to apply - completed transfer

NOT FOR PROFIT FUNERAL PLANS

Caradon Enterprise Centre, 1 Holman Road, Liskeard Business Park, Cornwall, PL14 3UT

Not intending to apply - planning to transfer

OPEN PREPAID FUNERALS LIMITED

67 Warwick Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7HP

Application submitted

ONE LIFE FUNERAL PLANNING LTD

Belgrave House, 47 Bank Street, Sheffield, S1 2DR

Application submitted

PEACE BURIALS LIMITED

17 Gleadless Mount, Sheffield, S12 2LN

Application submitted

PLAN WITH GRACE LIMITED

35 Catherine Place, London, SW1E 6DY

Application submitted

PRIDE PLANNING LIMITED

National House, 80-82 Wellington Rd, North Stockport, SK4 1HW

Application withdrawn

PROSPEROUS LIFE LIMITED

11 Warren Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, SK8 5AA

Application submitted

PS CREMATIONS FUNERAL PLANNING LTD

Carr Well Swalewood Lane High Birstwith Harrogate North Yorkshire HG3 2JN

No application submitted yet

PURE CREMATION PLANNING LTD

Charlton Park Crematorium, Charlton Down, Andover, SP11 0TA

Application submitted

READY4RETIREMENT

2 Forbes Drive, Heathfield, Ayr, KA8 9FG

Application withdrawn

REST ASSURED FUNERAL PLANS LTD

Crown House, 94 Armley Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 2EJ

Application submitted

SAFE HANDS PLANS LIMITED

12 Mariner Court, Calder Business Park, Wakefield, WF4 3FL

Application withdrawn

SCOTTISH MIDLAND CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED

78-79 Angle Park Terrace, Edinburgh, EH11 2JP

Not intending to apply - planning to transfer

SERENE FUNERAL PLANNING LIMITED

17 Admiral Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow, G41 1HP

Application withdrawn

SILVER CLOUDS LATER LIFE PLANNING LIMITED

16 - 20 South St, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6EB

Application withdrawn

SJP LICHFIELD LIMITED

26 Tamworth Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6JJ

Application withdrawn

SOUTHERN CO-OPERATIVE FUNERALS LIMITED

1000 Lakeside, Western Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3FE

Application submitted

SOVEREIGN LIFECARE

32 Brenkley Way, Seaton Burn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE13 6DS

No application submitted yet

TAMWORTH CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED

5 Colehill, Tamworth, Stafforshire, B79 7HA

Not intending to apply - planning to transfer

TAPPERS FUNERAL SERVICE

32-34 Parkstone Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2PG

Not intending to apply - planning to transfer

THE INDEPENDENT FUNERAL PARTNERSHIP

The Pool House, Bicester Road, Stratton Audley, Oxfordshire, OX27 9BS

No application submitted yet

THE INDEPENDENT FAMILY FUNERAL DIRECTORS LTD (see Fosters Family Funeral Directors)

147 St Georges Road Glasgow G3 6LB

Application submitted

WILLIAM ALTY & SONS LIMITED

Broomfield House, Broomfield Place, Witton, Blackburn, BB2 1XF

Application submitted

WREN & FRASER

5 Redwood Crescent Peel Park East Kilbride South Lanarkshire G74 5PA

Application submitted

What your provider's application status means for you

Find out what your provider's status means for you if you have a plan, or if you're thinking about buying one.

Check the table for our advice on what your provider's status means for you if you have a plan, or if you're thinking about buying about one.

Application status

If you already have a funeral plan If you're buying a new funeral plan
Not applying for authorisation Your provider should have contacted you to let you know what's happening with your plan. If not, get in touch with them.  You shouldn't buy a new plan from this provider.
No application submitted yet If you haven’t heard from your provider, get in touch with them now to find out what's happening with your plan.   

This provider hasn’t submitted its application yet.

Do not buy a funeral plan from this firm until it has confirmed it's plans for seeking authorisation.

It may not be authorised to continue funeral plan business after 29 July 2022.

Application withdrawn If you haven’t heard from your provider, get in touch with them now to find out what's happening with your plan.

You shouldn't buy a new plan from this provider.

If they try to sell you a plan, please contact us at [email protected].

Application refused

This provider won't be able to administer your funeral plan. Get in touch with them to find out what's happening with your plan. 

If your provider is registered with the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA), you may also want to contact them. You can find out if your provider is registered by checking the FPA's website.

You shouldn't buy a new plan from this provider.

If they try to sell you a plan, please contact us at [email protected].

Application submitted You don't need to take any action yet. Check back regularly for updates. We're still assessing this provider – it may be able to continue funeral plan business after 29 July 2022.

Application minded to approve

 

We are minded to approve your provider to continue funeral plan business after 29 July 2022. You don't need to take any action. 

We expect to start confirming firms are ‘minded to approve’ by the end of May at the earliest.

We are minded to approve this provider to continue funeral plan business after 29 July 2022.  

We expect to start confirming firms are ‘minded to approve’ by the end of May at the earliest.

Not intending to apply - planning to transfer

This provider has told us they are planning not to apply for authorisation and are planning to transfer their existing plans to another provider.   

Your provider should contact you. Make sure you respond to any communication you receive.  

If you have not heard from your provider yet, contact them as soon as possible.  

See further firm-specific information.

This provider has told us they are planning not to apply for authorisation and planning to transfer their existing plans to another provider.   

We encourage you to contact the firm and carefully check how you may be affected, before you take out a new plan with them.

Not intending to apply – completed transfer

This provider has told us they are planning not to apply for authorisation and have transferred their plans to another provider. 

If you have not heard from your provider yet, contact them to find out how your plan is affected.  

See further firm-specific information

This provider has told us they are planning not to apply for authorisation and have transferred their plans to another provider. 

We encourage you to contact the firm and carefully check how you may be affected, before you take out a new plan with them.

Page updates

24/03/2022: Information added updating the list, firms' status, what it means for consumers and minor content amends
31/01/2022: Information added on 'What your provider's application status means for you'