It has obviously been a very difficult few months for the funeral industry. There was a 26% increase in the number of funerals carried out in the first half of 2020, compared to the same period in 2019. Funerals have been much smaller due to government limitations on numbers, and social distancing has made it extremely stressful for families to say goodbye
to their loved ones. Dignity Group alone conducted 46,000 funerals in the first six months of this year.
Funeral Directors have done everything possible to provide an excellent service during this distressing time; but it has been extremely difficult for them and many crematoriums have greatly increased their charges due to the reduced number of services that can take place, and the additional cleaning costs they are incurring.
At A R K we can assist with arranging both Dignity and Safe Hands Funeral Plans. We are pleased to say that despite rising costs in the industry, and reports of a small number of Funeral Directors increasing their prices quite considerably, the prices of our Pre-paid Funeral Plans have not currently increased at all. We have received excellent feedback on both companies where plans had been used over the last few months.
We have always thought that our plans offer exceptional value for money, and one of the benefits of having a plan in place is the protection it will offer against increasing funeral costs in the future. You can pay in full at the time you arrange your plan, or by instalments over periods up to 25 years.
Contact us at A R K to find out more details about how quick and easy it is to purchase a plan tailored to your needs. We can carry out an appointment by telephone, video call or we can arrange a personal visit if you prefer to take you through the options.