- 4th October 2018
- Posted by: Elaine Parker
Disbursements (otherwise known as 3rd party charges) are cost elements of a funeral that are outside of the funeral plan provider’s/Funeral Director’s control. These include:
1. Cremation fee (or interment* fee, if burial)
2. Doctor’s fee
3. Minister’s/Celebrant’s fee for committal service at crematorium (or graveside, if burial)
*Interment means digging or opening of a grave
Currently, the national average for the above 3 disbursement is around £1000, so Providers offering a higher level than this with an uplift in line with inflation should ensure all costs are met.