Price Comparisons

Compare Fosters' Purely Cremation package with other funeral providers

We at Fosters Funerals Directors are always determined to make our services the best value for you, our customers. To help us do this, we regularly compare our prices with the other major funeral service providers in the area. We hope this comparison will assure you of the high value of the services we provide. If you have any questions about our prices, please either visit the other pages in the Funeral Costs section of this website, send us a message, or call us on 0800 121 8090.

 

Comparison of Quoted Costs for Cremations

 FostersDignityCo-op

Package

Purely Cremation

Basic cremation package

Basic cremation package

Price

Inclusive of any crematorium:

£1,600

 

£2,369 + disbursement
(eg £605 Daldowie Crem Glasgow*):

£2,974

£1,989 + disbursement
(eg £605 Daldowie Crem Glasgow*):

£2,594

* The prices of crematoria services vary throughout Scotland (table of regional crematorium charges below). To compare like-for-like the Daldowie Crematorium in Glasgow (from the middle of the price range) was selected for this comparison.

 

All members of the industry are professionally obliged to provide a basic and economic cremation option.

This includes in all cases:

  1. The arrangement of a basic funeral.
  2. Bringing the deceased into the funeral parlour .
  3. The provision of a basic coffin.
  4. The provision of a hearse only from the funeral parlour to the crematorium.
  5. Funeral director and four bearers.

Within the basic funeral packages offered by Fosters, Dignity and Co-op, all three providers offer these services, with the following variations:

 

Arrangement of the Funeral

This involves arranging a crematorium time slot, help and advice in organisation of the event, provision of a hearse to deliver the deceased directly to the crematorium, the services of a funeral director throughout the process.

There are variations between the providers in cost and choice of crematorium, as well as time and day of funeral :

 FostersDignityCo-op

Cost of crematorium

The crematorium is inclusive in the price.

Add the cost of the selected crematorium* to their basic charge of £2,375.

Add the cost of the selected crematorium* to their basic charge of £1,995.

Choice of crematorium

Includes any crematorium in Scotland.

‘Basic package’ is limited to the crematorium geographically closest to the funeral parlour.

‘Basic package’ is limited to the crematorium geographically closest to the funeral parlour. (An alternative crematorium can be used, for an additional charge).

Choice of day and time

No restriction on the time or day of the cremation.

Basic cremation limited to slots excluding Mondays & Fridays and excluding time slots between 11am and 3pm.

The Co-op will set the day and time of the basic cremation.

* See table of regional crematorium charges

 

Viewing the Deceased

Without preparation this could be disturbing to some family members.

 FostersDignityCo-op

Viewing

Included in Purely Cremation package.

Included in basic cremation package.

Not included in basic cremation package.

Additional cost: £75.00

Embalming is not included in the basic package for any of the three providers.

 

Collection of the Deceased and Provision of a Hearse

All three providers include collecting and bringing the deceased to the funeral parlour, and provi sion of a hearse to transport the deceased to the crematorium, as shown here:

 FostersDignityCo-op

Distance limit

No mileage limits.

No extra charges.

Inclusive within a 10 mile radius of their parlour.

Beyond this will incur a mileage rate of £1.86/mile.

Inclusive within a 10 mile radius of their parlour.

Beyond this will incur a mileage rate of £1.70/mile.

Hours limit

Available 24/7.

No out-of-hours charge.

Inclusive within the hours of 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Outwith these times, there will be an £84.00 charge.

Inclusive within the hours of 6am - 9pm, Monday to Friday.

Outwith these times, there will be a £75.00 charge.

* For fair comparison the costings shown here are for the ‘standard vehicles’ (hearse or private ambulance) provided by each of the three providers as part of their basic package.

 

Regional Cremation Prices

Highland

£849.00

Inverclyde

£522.00

Argyll and Bute

£628.00

Falkirk

£608.00

West Dunbartonshire

£592.00

South Lanarkshire

£599.40

City of Glasgow

£599.00

City of Aberdeen

£693.00

South Ayrshire

£788.00

Fife

£642.00

City of Edinburgh

£708.00

Perth and Kinross

£749.00

 

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