Affordable Direct Cremations

Simple inclusive cremation £995

Additional services available to suit your budget

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Dignified. Affordable. Professional

Budget Funeral offers a simple, cremation only funeral for your loved one that’s at an affordable price, but without any compromise on the care we provide. We believe everybody deserves a compassionate and dignified farewell. When you lose a loved one it often is a very traumatic, emotionally draining experience and planning for the funeral can be an expensive and daunting task.

Our ethos is to make this difficult time a little easier by providing a range of options so you can choose what’s right for you and your family. Just because our cremations are simple, you can still be reassured that all aspects are carried out professionally and with the utmost respect.

Call us on 02038719444 for funeral advice, 24 hours a days 365 days a year.

What’s included in our £995 Budget Funeral unattended service?

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Collection of the

Preparation, transportation
& cremation

Ashes can be collected or scattered in Garden of Remembrance

We believe everybody deserves a compassionate and dignified farewell Budget Funeral offers an affordable, no-fuss cremation without a formal funeral service. We do this from just £995 inclusive. This is our basic funeral service designed for families who are seeking a simple cremation service, or where their budget is limited.
But you can still upgrade your package by adding additional services.

Simple Cremation


  • Expert Guidance and Support
  • Transfer of your Loved One
  • Care and Preparation
  • Quality of Care
  • Visiting your loved one
  • Simple Cardboard Coffin
  • Crematorium of our Choice
  • Transfer to the Crematorium
  • All Cremation Fees
  • Cremation Within 21 days
  • Scattering the Ashes




Additional Services


  • Hearse, Director and Bearers – £300
  • Out of Hours Collection – £210
  • Limousine and Our Staff – from £200
  • Coffin Upgrade – from £175
  • Embalming – £120
  • Additional Mileage – £2.00 per mile
  • Courier Delivery of Ashes – POA
  • Minister / Civil Celebrant – POA
  • Orders of Service – POA
  • Floral Tributes – POA




What areas do we cover? We arrange for the collection of your loved one in normal working hours from hospital, hospice or coroner’s mortuary within 30 miles of our base in Hackney, during normal working hours* (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays). Outside of this area (see Google map below) additional mileage is charged at £2.00 per mile in mainland UK.

If we are asked to collect outside of our normal weekday working hours or over Bank Holidays, we may be able to assist you but please note that an additional fee of £210 would apply.
Simply ask us for details and we will confirm all costs before you decide to go ahead.

Is a direct cremation service right for me? A direct cremation gives you the choice and freedom to decide how you say goodbye to your loved one who has passed away, without having to arrange a traditional funeral. You can then arrange a private memorial service or celebration that you feel is most appropriate for you, your family and friends.

For some families the cost of a traditional funeral can be expensive as there are so many different elements that need to be considered, such as flowers, limousines and orders of service. There is no need for these added extras for a Budget Funeral direct cremation, as we look after the practical side with dignity and compassion, just without the presence of any mourners. While our fees are significantly cheaper than a full funeral, you can be reassured that all aspects are carried out to our high professional standards and with the utmost respect.
Our aim is to keep our costs low without compromising the quality of care we provide. Most of our funerals are arranged by phone, and there are a few legal and contractual documents for you to sign and return to us. There’s no need to organise any of the added extras that a traditional funeral would require, unless you and your family want to attend the service.

You can arrange everything via telephone, email and post; although we do have to send some official legal and contractual documents for you to sign and return to us. This means you can deal with arrangements at your convenience without taking additional time off work or making a special journey to a funeral home.

Many people now decide that they don’t want a fuss when they pass away and want their family not to have any additional stress in making the funeral arrangements. Our direct cremation funeral gives you the opportunity to respect their wishes and then create a separate memorial, tribute or celebration of their life that’s most appropriate to you, their family and friends.
If you have a distant member of your extended family who passes away, you could still be their next-of-kin and have to make arrangements for their funeral. A Budget Funeral direct cremation carried out to our high professional standards, ensures that they will have a dignified farewell. If you wish, their ashes can be scattered at the crematorium’s Garden of Remembrance.
When organising a loved one’s send-off it can sometimes feel that the weight of the world is on your shoulders. Our experienced advisors can help guide you through the process and keep things straightforward.

There are many practical issues to manage when someone dies. Our Bereavement Advice line supports and advises people on what they need to do after a death.

Bereavement Advice 0808 164 2239 (Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm , Sat 9am to 2pm)

Yes, that’s perfectly normal. Nursing or care homes may have instructed their nearest funeral director, or the family find that the local firm doesn’t offer the simple cremation they want.

Once you have asked us to carry out a direct cremation all you need to do is speak with the local funeral directors and confirm that you have decided to use Budget Funeral. We’ll get in touch with them to arrange to collect your loved one and ensure that the transfer is as smooth as possible. If you wish, we can add any of their transfer / care charges they have agreed with you into our invoice.

The Budget Funeral team have years of experience in the funeral industry. Based in Barnet, we are part of Funeral Partners, the UK’s third largest funeral services business.

We will confirm all costs before you decide to go ahead as our only aim is to keep you fully informed throughout the funeral arrangement process.

Our aim is to provide consistently high professional standards and customer care so you can be reassured that all aspects of your loved one’s funeral will be carried out to your exact wishes and with the utmost dignity and respect.

People claiming benefits may be entitled to help from the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP). The website Funeral Expenses Payment has helpful information. Depending on your current circumstances you could receive help in paying for costs of the doctor’s certificate of death, cremation fees and up to £700 for any funeral expenses including funeral directors’ fees and coffin transportation. For a full list of exactly what can be included please download the Funeral Expenses Payment claim form.
Call us on 0800 0773 733 and we can assist you right away or simply provide your details using our contact form below or email us at

We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We accept payment by debit or credit card over the phone. Note that full payment must be made prior to us undertaking the funeral services you have requested.
We offer affordable Direct Cremation Funeral Plans, with the option of contributing towards crematorium fees and other third party fees for as little as £1,495.
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What do our customers say? We welcome feedback about our service as well as independent reviews provided by clients. These independent reviews are collected by the bereavement charity MuchLoved and are published without any amendment.
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If you want to arrange a direct cremation funeral plan, need urgent advice or to ask us about any aspect of our funerals services, simply get in touch on 02038719444.
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