Why are cremations/funerals so expensive in the UK?
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What is a direct cremation ?

A direct cremation is the simplest and fastest method of funeral. It does not cost anything more than a normal cremation, but you do not get to attend the ceremony. The body is collected from the hospital or home and taken to the crematorium, where it is cremated and the ashes are returned to the family. You can choose to have a memorial service at a later date, if you wish.

 

Why might someone choose a direct cremation?

There are many reasons why someone might choose a direct cremation. It can be an affordable option, especially for those on a tight budget. It is also a more simple and straightforward process than other types of funeral, which can be reassuring for those who are grieving. For some people, not having to attend the ceremony itself is an advantage.

 

What happens during a direct cremation?

The body is collected from the hospital or home and taken straight to the crematorium. There is no ceremony or service, and the ashes are usually returned to the family within a few days. You can choose to have a memorial service at a later date, if you wish.When is it too late to choose a direct cremation?

A direct cremation can take place in one of the London Crematoriums at any time before the burial of the deceased. If death occurs outside London and the body is brought into London for cremation, it will be subject to a fee.

 

What other services are available from Capital Cremations?

Capital Cremations offers a range of services to suit all budgets and needs. We have packages starting from as low as £830 for a direct cremation, which includes all administrative and crematorium fees. Get your free quote today by calling 020 7100 6074.

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