A funeral plan created for you by your local independent funeral director.
Funeral costs are going up every year. You might be surprised to hear that, while the average cost of a funeral in 2004 was £1,920, by 2014 it was £3,609. That is an increase of 88 per cent which is well above inflation. At this rate, the average cost of a funeral in 2024 could be more than £6,800.
We offer pre-payment funeral plans from Golden Charter, the UK's leading Independent Funeral Planning company. We believe they are the best plans for our clients and for independent funeral directors. With our Independent Way funeral plans we will make sure that your loved ones are spared much of the burden of organising a funeral. You'll have specified every detail in advance and taken care of all the costs within our control.
We would be pleased to provide full details without obligation, upon request.
A guarantee that covers all our services
No matter how much our services may rise in cost in years to come, neither you nor your family will be asked for a penny more for them. You can be assured that your family will be spared what could be a financial worry.
There are some costs which we are obliged to pay on your behalf. These are known as disbursements, they include the charges of cemeteries and crematoria, as well as doctors’ fees for cremation certificates, the fees of clergy or humanist officiants, and the costs of newspaper notices and memorials. The amount of this expenditure is beyond our control and may require a further payment at the time of need. . When you take out a plan your money is paid into the Golden Charter Trust, or to a UK life-assurance company. This means your money is managed and safeguarded.
We'll help you personalise your plan
Our Independent Way plan allows you to tailor the arrangements to your exact wishes. No matter how simple or unusual the request, we'll make sure all your requirements will be honoured.
Before purchasing a funeral plan it is always wise to consult the funeral director you intend to use because some funeral plan companies restrict your choice of funeral director.
For more details or to request a brochure, telephone or visit any of our offices.