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A funeral plan can help to provide peace of mind for you and your family and could save you money. You choose the funeral you want and pay for your funeral directors services included in the plan at today’s prices, which can help relieve your family of worries and uncertainty at what is likely to be a distressing time.

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The price of funerals, like everything else, has been rising year on year*. That’s why it is more important than ever to be planning ahead and preparing for our future. Taking out a funeral plan is a sensible and thoughtful way to help protect you against these increases. Additionally, more than a million people in the UK have taken out a funeral plan**.

As an approved agent, we recommend funeral plans from Golden Charter, one of the UK’s leading funeral plan providers ^. Golden Charter are also a registered provider of the Funeral Planning Authority and adhere to their strict Code of Practice.

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With a range of plans and flexible ways to pay, a Golden Charter Funeral Plan offers you exceptional value and choice. You can tailor your plan to meet your personal wishes. This way, your family will find great comfort knowing that your funeral will be carried out according to your wishes.

With a Golden Charter Funeral Plan you’ll benefit from:

  • Protection against any possible rise in costs*
  • Reassurance for your family – less uncertainty and fewer difficult decisions
  • Flexible ways to pay
  • Your funeral director’s services included in the plan paid for in advance with a local independent funeral director
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*SunLife Cost of Dying Report, 2020
**Funeral Planning Authority Statistics 2019
^Based on recent market share of funeral plans sold. For details please see Funeral Planning Authority statistics 2018 at funeralplanningauthority.co.uk/statistics and Golden Charter Annual Report 2018/19 at goldencharter.co.uk 

'How lovely to be able to say “Don’t worry, everything will be alright” and mean it.'

Value Plan from £2,895

Our lowest priced traditional option if you’re looking for a simple funeral plan. Includes a basic coffin and an allowance towards third party costs.

Funeral director services

  • Provision of professional services and making all arrangements for the funeral
  • Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation
  • Basic coffin
  • Collection and transportation of the deceased to the funeral director’s premises (within a 25 mile radius during working hours)
  • Care of the deceased prior to burial or cremation (excluding embalming)
  • Use of chapel of rest or service rooms
  • Family viewing at any pre-arranged time
  • The funeral service at a local cemetery  or crematorium
  • Funeral held on a normal weekday,  during working hours
  • A hearse to a local crematorium  or cemetery
  • Provision of sufficient staff to attend the coffin as required

Additional benefits

  • An allowance included for third party costs  (£800)
  • 24-hour funeral director telephone support for the bereaved

 

Standard Plan from £3,495

Offers the same features as the Value Plan, but includes a funeral procession and gives your family the choice of date and time of the funeral.

Funeral director services

  • Provision of professional services and making all arrangements for the funeral
  • Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation
  • Simple coffin
  • Collection and transportation of the deceased to the funeral director’s premises (within a 25 mile radius during working hours)
  • Care of the deceased prior to burial or cremation (excluding embalming)
  • Use of chapel of rest or service rooms
  • Family viewing at any pre-arranged time
  • The funeral service at a local cemetery  or crematorium
  • Funeral held on a normal weekday,  during working hours
  • Choice of date and time of funeral
  • Funeral procession to funeral location (fees and costs of a service at a separate location not included)
  • A hearse to a local crematorium  or cemetery
  • Provision of sufficient staff to attend the coffin as required

Additional benefits

  • An allowance included for third party costs  (£1,100)
  • 24-hour funeral director telephone support for the bereaved

 

Select Plan from £3,850

If you want a funeral plan that goes a little further, the Select Plan also includes a limousine and a higher quality coffin.

Funeral director services

  • Provision of professional services and making all arrangements for the funeral
  • Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation
  • High quality coffin
  • Collection and transportation of the deceased to the funeral director’s premises (within a 25 mile radius, 24 hours)
  • Care of the deceased prior to burial or cremation (excluding embalming)
  • Use of chapel of rest or service rooms
  • Family viewing at any pre-arranged time
  • The funeral service at a local cemetery  or crematorium
  • Funeral held on a normal weekday,  during working hours
  • Choice of date and time of funeral
  • Funeral procession to funeral location (fees and costs of a service at a separate location not included)
  • A hearse to a local crematorium  or cemetery
  • Provision of sufficient staff to attend the coffin as required
  • One limousine

Additional benefits

  • An allowance included for third party costs  (£1,100)
  • 24-hour funeral director telephone support for the bereaved

 

Premier Plan from £4,099

Our most comprehensive option, this plan includes two limousines as well as a solid wood coffin, often chosen for burials.

Funeral director services

  • Provision of professional services and making all arrangements for the funeral
  • Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation
  • Superior coffin
  • Collection and transportation of the deceased to the funeral director’s premises (within a 25 mile radius, 24 hours)
  • Care of the deceased prior to burial or cremation (excluding embalming)
  • Use of chapel of rest or service rooms
  • Family viewing at any pre-arranged time
  • The funeral service at a local cemetery  or crematorium
  • Funeral held on a normal weekday,  during working hours
  • Choice of date and time of funeral
  • Funeral procession to funeral location (fees and costs of a service at a separate location not included)
  • A hearse to a local crematorium  or cemetery
  • Provision of sufficient staff to attend the coffin as required
  • Two limousines

Additional benefits

  • An allowance included for third party costs  (£1,100)
  • A list provided to the family of mourners who sent flowers
  • 24-hour funeral director telephone support for the bereaved

 

Basic Plan from £1,749

A simple, dignified cremation without the ceremony, with no service or costs associated with a traditional funeral.

Funeral director services

  • Provision of professional services and making all arrangements for the cremation
  • Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation
  • A coffin suitable for cremation selected by the funeral director
  • Collection and transportation of the deceased to the funeral director’s premises (within a 25 mile radius and within working hours, in a suitable vehicle
  • Care of the deceased prior to burial or cremation (excluding embalming)
  • Ashes collection

 

Additional benefits

  • An allowance included for third party costs  (£500)

 

 

*SunLife Cost of Dying Report, 2020

**Funeral Planning Authority Statistics 2019

^Based on recent market share of funeral plans sold. For details please see Funeral Planning Authority statistics 2018 at funeralplanningauthority.co.uk/statistics and Golden Charter Annual Report 2018/19 at goldencharter.co.uk 

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