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The Unattended Plan

Sometimes known as a direct cremation, this is a low-key option for people who don't want a funeral service. This plan includes a simple wood effect veneer coffin, including private transport. We use the Central Co-op crematorium in Bretby, so we can be sure we offer the same level of care throughout. An unattended funeral still passes through our service room and Bretby colleagues read out the name of the person, just like in an attended funeral, but without any friends or family present. They can celebrate and remember you in their own way, whenever and wherever suits them.


Please scroll down the page for full details on the funeral plan. 

  • Cremation fees at crematorium location of the funeral service providers choice

  • Doctors’ medical fees (where applicable)

  • 24-hour collection of Covered Individual into our care (up to 50 miles)*

  • Care and preparation of Covered Individual

  • Funeral advice and support

  • Private transport and personnel as required

  • A simple coffin

  • Unattended funeral at the time and date of the funeral service providers choice

  • Ashes collection from nominated funeral home

  • Bereavement assistance

* If you need to travel further than the mileage in the plan, we'll charge £2 per mile.

  • An attended funeral service

  • A hearse

  • An option for burial

  • Limousine

  • Embalming

  • Minister or Officiant’s fees

  • A funeral procession

  • Visiting loved one to pay respects

  • Ritual family wash and dress

  • Flowers

  • Catering/wake

  • Storage of ashes

  • Newspaper notices / Order of Service

  • Repatriation from outside mainland Great Britain

  • Interment or disposal of ashes

  • This list isn’t exhaustive; please refer to the Terms and Conditions for further information.

If you buy a plan online, you'll need to pay in full by a debit card, Visa or Mastercard.
Other payment options:
  • One single card payment – You can pay by debit card, Visa or Mastercard. This payment can be taken online, over the phone by calling 01543 421378, or in a Central Co-op funeral home with a certified Funeral Plan Arranger

  • Cheque or bank transfer - We can accept these over the phone by calling 01543 421378, or in a Central Co-op funeral home with a certified Funeral Plan Arranger

  • Cash - We accept cash when you complete your funeral plan application in a Central Co-op funeral home with a certified Funeral Plan Arranger

  • Direct Debit – You can spread the cost over 12 or 24 monthly payments. If you pay over more than 12 months, we have a 2.8% instalment charge. If you want to pay by Direct Debit, you’ll need to buy your plan over the phone, by calling 01543 421378, or with one of our Funeral Plan Arrangers at Central Co-op funeral home

The price of your funeral plan will include an admin fee of £250 which is retained by us to set up your plan. The remaining balance, which is made up of the products and services chosen, is transferred into a whole life insurance policy administered by Royal London. This makes sure the funds are secure and ready to provide your funeral when needed. As an example, the price of an Unattended set plan is £1,750. This is made up of the current wholesale price of the funeral (at today's prices) which is £1,500 and the administration fee of £250. The full value of £1,500 is paid into a whole of life insurance policy, and £250 fee is retained by us to cover the costs of setting up the plan.


   12 Monthly Payments 24 Monthly Payments
Single payment
(includes admin fee)
Admin fee 1 payment of 11 payments of Total Payment Admin fee 1 payment of 23 payments of Total Payment
£1,750 £250 £125.00 £125.00 £1,750 £250 £64.25 £64.25 £1,792.00

* If you pay over 24 months, we include a charge of 2.8%

Central Co-op Members discount is not available on this plan


Be aware. If you’re paying by Direct Debit and the covered individual dies before it’s fully paid, except in cases of accidental death, we’ll ask for the outstanding balance before we can redeem the plan. Alternatively, we’ll cancel the plan and refund the amount paid. This means you might not end up with the funeral plan arrangements you wanted.


If you’re paying by Direct Debit and miss two or more consecutive payments, this may lead to the cancellation of your plan and a refund of the amount paid. In the event of missed payments, we’ll let you know the outstanding balance and ask for payment within 10 business days of informing you. Please see our Terms & Conditions for more details.


Plans bought on our website are required to be paid in full to complete the purchase. If you'd like to pay in instalments, please speak to one of our Funeral Plan Arrangers who can help.

Our plans aren’t set in stone


If you change your mind on which plan is right for you, we can update it without a fee. You’ll just need to pay the difference in the plan prices that apply on the date you upgrade. If you move to a plan that is cheaper, we’ll refund the difference.


If you decide the plan no longer meets your needs, you have a 45-day cancellation period or you can cancel at any point during the length of your direct debit term. You can cancel your plan in writing, by email over the phone or in person by booking an appointment with a certified Funeral Plan Arranger.


If you choose to cancel within your cancellation period, we’ll refund all the money you have paid. If you choose to cancel your plan after this time, we’ll refund all payments made, less an admin fee of £250.

Once we’ve been told the covered individual has died, we won’t be able to cancel the plan. For full details of our cancellation policy please read the Terms and Conditions



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Still have questions?

If you'd to speak to one of our team, you can call us on 01543 421378 or fill in our contact form application, we'd be happy to help.