Planning ahead with Jennifer Ashe & Son

Planning ahead for your funeral is one of the most thoughtful and caring things you can do.
Some people never
get round to discussing funeral wishes with their loved ones, which can lead to all sorts of worry and anxiety when the time comes.

Taking out a funeral plan is a simple and straightforward way to remove worry, and it can provide real financial benefits too. Some of these include:

  • Pre-arranging the details of your funeral and recording any special wishes
  • Making financial provision for your funeral
  • Choosing your funeral director in advance
  • Ensuring your family has access to expert help at what can be a difficult time

Our plans cover our direct costs for the services that Jennifer Ashe & Son provide directly, they also contain a contribution towards third party costs, such as the cremation fees. These costs are outside of our control.
Our funeral plan is available to UK residents and there are no complicated medical forms to complete. You can also appoint a nominated representative who we will keep informed about your plan, according to your


Funeral Plans

We offer the plans of Ecclesiastical Planning Services. The “Pre-Paid funeral plans” link on this page gives more information about this option. Terms & Conditions apply to funeral plans.

Click the links below to view our current brochure, package prices & terms & conditions:

About Ecclesiastical Planning Services

Our pre-paid funeral plans are provided by a trusted national provider, Ecclesiastical Planning Services. As part of a specialist, UK-based financial services group, Ecclesiastical Planning Services has offered pre- payment funeral plans since 2006. When you take out a funeral plan with us, Ecclesiastical Planning Services arranges for the funds to be held in an individual whole of life assurance policy. The full value of your plan, excluding the administration fee and any instalment charges, is ring-fenced and cannot be used for anything but your funeral when the time comes. Ecclesiastical Planning Services is part of a large Group that gives available profits to charity and is proud to have been named the UK’s 3 rd largest corporate donor to charities (2023/2024) 1 . In addition, Ecclesiastical Planning Services is recognised by the National Association of Funeral Directors for treating customers fairly (2022).

Jennifer Ashe & Son Funeral Directors Ltd, Ashe House, 19-21 New Road, Willenhall, West Midlands, WV13 2BG Registered No. 10295449 is an Appointed Representative (Firm Reference Number 981656) of Ecclesiastical Planning Services Limited Registered. No. 2644860, registered in England at Benefact House, 2000 Pioneer Avenue, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, Gloucester, GL3 4AW, UK, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 958152.

1. The Directory of Social Change, The UK Guide to Company Giving 2023/2024.

Frequently asked questions
Here are some of the questions we are often asked about our pre-paid funeral plans.

Q. Who is eligible?
UK residents aged 18 or over can take out a plan. For instalment plans payable over 2 years or more, the final
instalment must be paid by your 85th birthday. There are no medical or health questions to answer.

Q. Can the plan include special wishes?
You can add special wishes and requests such as song choices, readings, information for a eulogy and so on.
There is no charge to add these details. There may be more to pay if you require additional features, services
or upgrades. You can also appoint a nominated representative, who we will keep informed about your plan
according to your instructions.

Q. What happens if I move to a different part of the country?
If you move, you should be able to transfer your plan to a funeral director near your new home. However,
there may be additional costs depending on local prices. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for details or
speak to us for more information.

Q. Can I buy a funeral plan for someone else?
Yes, we find that many of our customers choose to do this.

Q. Can I change my funeral plan arrangements?
Yes, you can make changes to your plan after you have taken it out and once it is fully-paid. Just let us know
what you wish to change. There may be an additional cost if you add new features and services to your plan.

Q. Does the plan cover the entire cost of the funeral?
The plan covers the funeral director’s costs listed in the plan details as long as your requirements don’t change
and your selected funeral director carries out your funeral. The plan also includes an allowance towards
third party costs such as cremation, and officiant’s fees. These costs are outside of our control. If these costs,
as listed in the plan details, are not covered by the plan value at the time of need, there will be a balance to
pay. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for more information.

Q. Can I cancel my plan?
Yes, you can cancel your plan at any time. If you choose to cancel the plan within the cancellation period, you’ll
receive a full refund. If you cancel the plan after the cancellation period, you’ll receive a refund of the original
amount paid, excluding the administration fee, and any payments to insure an instalment plan.

Q. Can I pay for my plan by instalments?
Yes, you are able to pay over a range of periods. There is an additional cost for paying by instalments over two
or more years. Eligibility criteria applies. Please refer to the Instalment Q&A and the Terms and Conditions for
more information. Your funeral director will be able to provide you with a personalised quote.

Q. What happens if I die abroad?
The plan does not cover the cost of a funeral abroad, or the cost of repatriating the deceased. It is therefore
important that your travel insurance policy covers this.
Terms and Conditions apply to funeral plans – please ask us if you have any questions.

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