Funeral Costs

Your Choice of Funeral

We will explain the various fees and charges involved. Funeral arrangements are a matter of personal wishes and choice therefore the best way to obtain an estimate is by discussion with your Funeral Director. We will not rush you into making decisions.

All funeral directors are legally required to publish the above information to help you think through your options and make choices.

A Fully Itemised Estimate

We will send a fully itemised estimate before the funeral service with details of two items; “Our Charges” and the “Disbursements”. Disbursements are payments that we make on behalf of the family to necessary third parties, such as crematoria, cemetery, Doctors, Minister, newspapers, florist etc. We will also explain these cost to you during the funeral arrangement meeting.

Your Choice

Once you receive our estimate please let us know if you wish to make any changes to the arrangements as soon as possible.The final invoice will be sent to you shortly after the funeral. If you are passing the account to a solicitor please let us know as soon as possible, if you are dealing with the estate yourself, you may present the invoice to the deceased’s bank or building society for payment directly from their account.

Financial Support

If you are finding it difficult to pay for the funeral you may be able to get assistance from the Benefits Agency. To qualify the next of kin must be in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits. These are Income Support, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Job Seekers Allowance (income based), Disabled Person’s Tax Credit, Working Family’s Tax Credit. Please contact your local Department of Work and Pensions for more information.

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McBride & Sons Funeral Directors
182 Kings Road, Harrogate HG1 5JG
Phone 24 hours: 01423 528500