Pure Cremations - anyone signed up or know about them

My parents are interested in setting up a funeral plan with Pure Cremations. I'm keen to find out more about the company before they do. Anyone know anything about them or had family experience with the company? 


  • You could look up pretty easily if the company is legit and registered online. You can do a Google search to see if a business is registered properly
  • PeterE17
    PeterE17 Posts: 35 Forumite
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    edited 19 August 2021 at 8:16PM
    I have a prepaid plan with Pure Cremation who are registered with Companies House. My payment has been put into a trust fund which will pay for an unattended cremation when the time comes. This is my choice; my family and friends can hold a memorial activity later if they wish or simply raise a glass to my memory. There is no legal requirement to hold an expensive formal funeral; this seems to be a misconception held by many people. 
  • mjm3346
    mjm3346 Posts: 46,888 Forumite
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    just one of several that do it these days - a comparison table from one doesn't show a massive difference between them 

  • Thank you all for your replies they were very useful. 
  • BooJewels
    BooJewels Posts: 2,849 Forumite
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    It's also worth noting that many funeral directors now offer direct cremations, so you might also find that a local one to your parents offer this service.  I've just done one with a local funeral director that are a Co-Op franchise.  It cost the same as the ones that advertise.
  • Thanks for letting me know about the funeral directors offering pure creations - I'll let my parents know and it gives me a bit of peace of mind if a local company does the cremation.
  • BooJewels
    BooJewels Posts: 2,849 Forumite
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    Pure Cremations is the name of one commercial company offering the service.  The service itself is called 'direct cremation' - if you're ringing anyone to ask about it.
  • Dr_Crypto
    Dr_Crypto Posts: 1,211 Forumite
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    Pretty much any funeral director will do a direct cremation. About £1300-1500 give or take. 
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