Disbursements explained

In addition to our own charges as funeral directors you'll have to pay something called a disbursement charge. Everyone has to pay disbursement charges and the price of these charges is always the same depending on your town and or area of your chosen ceremony.  This charge covers payments which have to be made to other parties on your behalf by ourselves, in order to begin your loved ones arrangements. All funeral directors have to pay these disbursement charges before arrangements can take place, as we pay these third party fees on your behalf we do ask that the cost of these is paid in full on the day of your first arrangement. If this payment is not made the funeral cannot go ahead. All disbursements known at the time of making the arrangement will be shown on your written estimate.

Disbursement Cost Breakdown

*Please note that below are just examples and can be subject to change depending on location* 

Crematorium Fee

£715.00

A Crematorium Fee is the charge set by your chosen Crematorium in order to have your committal and cremation.

*example of Eastbourne Crematorium*


Doctor's Checks *If applicable*

£164.00

Depending on the circumstances of how your loved one passed in some cases it may be required that a doctor be called to ascertain cause of death.

Minister's/Officiant's Fee

£211.00

This is the fee set by the Minister or Officiant in order to lead your service.

A total in this example to be

£1,090.00

Funeral Directors make nothing from this Disbursement cost, This is a set amount that needs to be

 paid to third parties before we can begin your loved ones arrangements.