Funeral Plans

and Fees

With our funeral plans your payments are protected. Your money is paid into the Golden Charter Trust which is run by a Board of Trustees. The Trust is completely independent of Golden Charter.

Your money is safe and secure

The Trustees are chosen for their skills and experience and safeguard the payments made by our plan holders. They make sure all future payments can be made, which means we can guarantee the funeral director services included in your plan will be delivered at the time they are required.

Rising costs

The price of funerals like everything else, keeps going up. Since 2004, average funeral costs have risen by 112%.

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The main reason for this is the rise in third party costs, which the funeral director has no control over, such as fees for the crematorium or cemetery and officiant fees. If this trend continues, in another 10 years the average funeral will cost over £7,200.
Taking out an Independent Way Funeral Plan is a sensible and thoughtful way to protect yourself and your family against these increases.

Trusted provider

Over half a million people have trusted
them with their funeral arrangements.

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and because they represent only independent funeral directors like us, you can be sure you’re in the hands of a trusted, local expert.

Tailormade for you

Arrange the send off you want with a trusted, local funeral director.

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Your family will receive a genuinely
personal service when it really counts.
Plans are tailored to suit your needs
and your budget.

Your payments are protected and once your plan is fully paid guaranteed to cover the funeral director’s services in your plan.

A plan that suits you

Everyone has different needs when it comes to funeral planning.

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When you get in touch, we will be happy to discuss your funeral requirements and tailor a plan to suit you and rest assured, our plans are available to everyone, regardless of age or state of health, so you will be accepted for a plan.

Planning ahead

Nobody wants their family to face money worries.  A funeral plan lets you fix the cost of the funeral director’s services.

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A funeral plan lets you fix the cost of the funeral director’s services in your plan at today’s prices. No matter how much the cost of these services rise in the future, once your plan is paid for you’ll have the reassurance of knowing there’ll be nothing more to pay for them, guaranteed.

Why Golden Charter is our trusted partner

Golden Charter is owned by the people who understand your needs best – independent funeral directors. Owned by an association of independent funeral directors, the company was founded in 1989 with the aim of safeguarding the future of local, often family-run businesses.

Our Fees

Our prices are simple and transparent, with no hidden costs. We will guide you through the available options to suit both your budget and wishes. A detailed written estimate of all the agreed costs will then be provided.

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