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End of Life plan

The Lovingly Managed End of Life plan is an extensive and comprehensive document that will not only enable you to leave specific instructions about every aspect of your end of life, your funeral and the wrapping up of your estate, it will also ensure that all the relevant information required by your executor on your passing is collated into a single document, making the probate process much easier and quicker to complete.

Our fee for completing an End of Life plan, based on a face-to-face meeting that takes place within one hour’s travelling time of our location, is £297, payable in cash or cheque at the meeting or prior to the meeting via bank transfer. If two or more End of Life plans are completed in a single face-to-face meeting at a single location, the cost will be £297 for the first and £247 for any additional plans. If you live further afield, face-to-face meetings can still be arranged but additional costs will be incurred, depending on your location, to take into account the additional time and travelling costs. These will be quoted on a case-by-case basis.

Service packages to help those coping with bereavement

Lovingly Managed’s main aim is to make life simpler and less stressful for people at a difficult time, when they’ve just lost a loved one. We have therefore put together two service packages which we believe address the most pressing tasks that need to be taken care of with regard to the funeral and those unavoidable practicalities that arise in the immediate aftermath of someone’s death.

However, if our packages don’t fit your requirements then please don’t hesitate to call us. We can tailor our packages to better suit your needs, adding, removing or swapping services, and the prices will be adjusted, up or down, accordingly. See our full list of services and prices for more information on the choices available to you.

Funeral package - £535 (a saving of £60 on individual element costs)


  • Registration of death (2 hours)
  • Ongoing liaison with funeral director (2 hours)
  • Organising the design and printing of an Order of Service OR provide flower brochure and arrange the ordering and delivery of selected floral tributes (3 hours)
  • Arrange funeral venue and catering (6 hours)
  • Ringing relatives and friends to advise them of the death OR provide details of funeral arrangements (including emailing directions) to up to 50 names (2 hours)
  • Send up to 30 thank you cards for flowers and donations (2 hours)

Bereavement package - £337 (a saving of £65.50 on individual element costs)


At the deceased’s property - £245 if undertaken in a single visit
  • Removing perishables from property (1.5 hours)
  • BASIC* clean and tidy, to include bed stripping, dealing with dirty dishes and delivery of unwashed laundry to a laundrette or family member or dealing with its disposal (6 hours or less depending on property size. Price confirmed on appointment.)
  • Safe disposal of prescription and other medicines (1.5 hours)

Administration - £122.50
  • Cancelling junk mail and arranging for the redirection of other post (0.5 hours)
  • Contacting relevant benefits providers, utility providers, the DVLA and passport office to inform them of the death and undertake any paperwork required (3 hours)

BUY BOTH PACKAGES FOR £850 AND SAVE A FURTHER £22

*A basic clean means just that – dealing with any dishes in the dishwasher and washing dirty dishes that are lying around, stripping beds, removing dirty laundry including towels, wiping down bathroom and kitchen surfaces, removal of dead flowers, general tidying, light dusting and vacuuming. Deep cleans can be arranged on request if this is required.

Pre-planning packages for individuals wishing to plan and invest for their own life’s end

Lovingly Managed has a choice of four pre-planning packages for people wishing to plan and invest for their own life’s end. Again, if our packages don’t fit your requirements, we can tailor them to better suit your needs, adding, removing or swapping services, and the prices will be adjusted, up or down, accordingly. See our full list of services and prices for more information on the choices available to you.

The prices for these packages are based on our estimates of how many hours work it is going to take to complete these tasks, costed at our current rates, and then increased by 3%, compounded annually for 40 years, to arrive at the final figure. We have then included an allowance for disbursements and then added a buffer zone. By doing this we feel confident that, when the time comes, the amounts we have suggested you invest, or make provision for by some other means, should be more than enough to cover all of our costs and those of any third parties we commission in the fulfilling of your wishes e.g. florists, caterers, cameramen, IT people. If it is unlikely, or indeed impossible, that you will live for 40 years after the point at which you take out your plan, we can estimate the final costs based on a shorter time scale. If you are likely to live longer than 40 years after the point at which you take out your plan, we can estimate the costs for a longer time frame.

The significantly higher costs for the Gold and Platinum packages are due to the fact that tasks such as property contents inventories and property searches, which are included in these plans, will require significantly more hours to complete. We have also allowed for the worst case scenario as neither you nor we can be sure of what size property you may be living in at the time of your death. However, remember, all the hours we spend completing the tasks you have contracted us to do will be accounted for to your executor and your estate will only be billed for hours worked at the hourly rate current at that time. Any residual funds remaining in any investment vehicle, taken out in our favour, after completion of our contractual obligations, will be returned to your estate.

These plans and what is covered by them is set out in the following comparison chart.

Services to be provided Funeral Bereavement Bronze £5,000 Silver £7,500 Gold £15,000 Platinum £20,000
Annual communication to check on ongoing suitability of selected plan X X X X
Registration of death X X X X X
Ensure doctor's certificate available X X X X
Notify funeral director of death X X X X
Liaison with funeral director X X X X X
Organise Order of Service
OR
Organise flowers
X X X X X
Arrange funeral venue and catering X X X X X
Ring relatives and friends to advise them of the death
OR
Provide details of funeral arrangements (including emailing directions) to up to 50 names
X X X X X
Send up to 30 thank you cards for flowers and donations X X X X X
Take instruction on who is to attend any funeral service X X X X
Write and insert obituary into selected media X X X X
Assistance in writing eulogy X
Source headstone or other memorial item e.g. tree planted or star named in memory X X X X
Organise recording of the event X X
Organise pre-recording of music/video to be played at the event X X
Organise web link for funeral to enable online attendance X
Deal with scattering of ashes or interment X X
Organise first anniversary memorial service X
First anniversary announcements and/or acknowledgements X X X X
Remove perishables from property X X X X
Arrange basic clean X X X X
Dispose of medicines X X X X
Arrange return of mobility aids X X
Cancel junk mail X X X X
Organise re-direction of post X X X X
Contact relevant benefits providers, utility providers, the DVLA and passport office to inform them of the death and undertake any paperwork required X X X X
Contact relevant financial institutions, inform them of the death and undertake any paperwork required X X
Arrange re-homing/humane putting down of pets X X
Take inventory of property contents X
Undertake property search X X
Arrange and supervise decluttering of property X X
Prepare and dress house for sale X X
Arrange house clearance X X
Supervise house sale/liaise with estate agents and solicitors and report to executor or next of kin X
Distribute gifts as per your instructions, to include organisation of shipping X X
Supervise probate issues and liaise with solicitor and/or executor and the next of kin X
Provide information on counselling services X X X X

Paying for your plan

If you decide to pre-pay for a package (similar to pre-paying for the cost of your funeral) then the money set aside to carry out your instructions following your death can be invested in two ways, both of which can deliver inheritance tax savings.

You can take out a discretionary trust investment which remains in your name during your lifetime and of which we are the beneficiary. This is a potentially exempt transfer for inheritance tax purposes and, once the money is invested, the clock starts to run and seven years later the money is out of your estate. Additionally, for the final five years, tapering relief may be available.

Another way is to invest a lump sum into a certain type of insurance policy (sometimes subject to age, health and smoker conditions), of which we are the beneficiary. In this case the money “leaves” your estate for inheritance tax purposes at the time of the investment. The policy remains in your name and at all times belongs to you until your death, at which time the funds will be paid to us. Often these insurance policies can be paid for on a regular monthly basis.

Under both of these options, our agreement with you will be that we contract to return any unused funds (following carrying out your instructions) to whomever you wish.

There is, of course, no reason why a third party cannot pay for this service for you, for example an immediate family member, who will appreciate the benefits of having such a plan in place at the time of your death.

Alternatively, you may wish to use your property as security to ensure sufficient funds are in place to carry out your plan. You could apply for a lifetime mortgage solution, which could also allow for the release of sufficient funds to draw up your End of Life plan.

If you have no funds at all, and are unable to use any of the pre-payment options previously outlined but own property of sufficient value, then Lovingly Managed can create a Legal Charge over that property. All that this means is that, once you die and your property is sold, it will be incumbent upon your executor to ensure Lovingly Managed is repaid for its services out of the proceeds of the sale. During the life of the Legal Charge no payments need to be made by you.

In addition to saving possible inheritance tax on your estate, our pre-paid packages can also help to reduce, or in some cases even negate, your liability to the state for Long Term Care payments.