Halliwell Pre-payment Bonds

Pre-payment and pre-arrangement funeral options help you to plan ahead


The typical cost of a funeral in the UK is rising all the time, due to inflation. In 2004, it was £1,821. Ten years later that figure had gone up to £3,052. By 2024, the estimate is £4,283.

If you’ve decided what kind of service you would like by filling in our Funeral Wishes form, you can shield yourself from these increases by opting for one of our pre-payment bonds. This allows you to fix the cost of your funeral at today’s prices, and gives you peace of mind that when the time comes your family won’t be burdened with expense as well as added stress.

Our charges are in line with the average cost of a standard ‘no frills’ funeral, which includes bringing the deceased into our care, the provision of a hearse, one car for the mourners and a cremation coffin. We will also pay the fees associated with the service.

However, there will be additional charges if, for example, you would like more funeral vehicles, or you have requested catering.

With pre-payment bonds, you can either pay in full for the funeral, or in 12 monthly instalments. Even if the service isn’t held for years, the price will stay the same.

You can also choose to make a pre-arrangement with Halliwell. This allows you to arrange the details of your funeral in advance, but payment is deferred until the funeral takes place. All your wishes will be carried out, but the cost will not be fixed.

Neither pre-payment, nor pre-arrangement exclude family and friends from the planning of the service. It has to be a fitting tribute that takes into consideration the thoughts and feelings of everyone concerned, not just the person whose life is being celebrated.

The above options also apply to our bespoke services. These include choosing personalised coffins and unusual features such as motorcycle hearses. Please note that flowers, eulogies/obituaries and service sheets cannot be pre-purchased from Halliwell. Burial plots must be obtained via the relevant council or diocese.

To fulfil our obligations to customers, all money pre-paid to us for funerals is invested in individual whole of life policies.

For more information about pre-payment and pre-arrangement options please call your local Halliwell funeral home.


Halliwell is a member of the Funeral Planning Authority and the National Association of Funeral Directors which was established in 1905. All members abide by the NAFD Funeral Promise.

“By choosing us, you can be assured that the funeral is a fitting farewell to your loved one at a price you are comfortable with, that we will treat you and your loved one with respect at all times, and act with integrity, and that we will seek to fulfil any special wishes and requests. In the unlikely event that it goes wrong, you have a right to redress”


Amanda Woodward M.B.I.E.
Dip.FAA, FdSc, General Manager of Halliwell Funeral Services


Glen Speak M.B.I.E. Halliwell Deputy Funeral Manager

“We are part of the local community and are here for our families before, during and after a bereavement”

Our Locations



Holmwood Funeral Home
20 Castle Street, Roseville Precinct
Coseley, Bilston
West Midlands
WV14 9DP
Telephone: 01902 884881 | 24-hour service

Great Wyrley

Kingswood Funeral Home
164 Walsall Road,
Great Wyrley
West Midlands
Telephone: 01922 419090 | 24-hour service

Heath Hayes

Halliwell House Funeral Home
70 Hednesford Road,
Heath Hayes
WS12 3EA
Telephone: 01543 459200 | 24-hour service


Commonside Funeral Home
63 Norton Road,
West Midlands
Telephone: 01922 685999 | 24-hour service