Golden Charter - Smart Planning for Later Life
Golden Charter - Smart Planning for Later Life

COVID-19 Update 

We remain fully operational during this unprecedented time of COVID-19 and continue to process applications. Our contact centre can be reached by dialling 0800 111 4514. Please note, due to circumstance out with our control, you may experience a short delay in receiving your confirmation and plan documentation.


Golden Charter never cold call and we only contact enquirers who have contacted us. Our advertising is booked in advance and we apologise if any advert is served at an inappropriate time or if you have already pre-planned with us.


Please visit our coronavirus and COVID-19 FAQs and Facebook page for updates. Please stay safe, we will continue to get through this together.


Best wishes, Golden Charter

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Why choose Golden Charter? 

When you take out a Funeral Plan with Golden Charter, you have the reassurance that comes with choosing one of the UK’s largest Funeral Plan providers1, proudly owned by local, independent funeral directors.


  • Stay Close to Home

    We are owned by the people who understand your needs best – local, independent funeral directors, each one ready to extend a comforting arm when it’s needed. With almost 3,000 funeral directors in our network across the UK ready to accept our Funeral Plans2, you and your family will be able to find help close to home whenever it’s needed.

  • Personal Service

    Many of the funeral directors in the Golden Charter network are family run businesses who hold a trusted place in their local community. When the time comes, one phone call to the chosen funeral director will ensure everything is taken care of, and carried out according to your wishes. Your family will receive a genuinely personal service when it matters most.

  • Funeral Planning Authority Registered Provider

    Set up by the funeral industry, the FPA aims to ensure customers receive the funeral they have paid for when it is needed. As a registered provider with the FPA, we are committed to protecting customers’ payments and we guarantee to cover the funeral director’s services included in your plan.

  • Your Payments Are Protected

    When you take out a Golden Charter Funeral Plan, rest assured your payments are protected. Depending on how you wish to pay, your funds are paid into the Golden Charter Trust, currently valued at £1.126 billion, or paid into one of the UK’s leading life assurance policies.

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A Funeral Plan that suits you

We have five Golden Charter Funeral Plans for you to choose from, so whether you’d like a traditional cremation or burial with a service, or a no-fuss direct cremation with no service or attendees, you’ll be able to pick the plan that best suits your needs and your budget.

Your Funeral. Your Way. With Golden Charter.  

As our plan holders often tell us, knowing that your funeral arrangements are taken care of can be a big weight off your mind. A Funeral Plan lets you fix the cost of the funeral director's services in the plan at today's prices. No matter how much prices rise in the future, once your plan is paid for3, you'll have the reassurance of knowing there'll be nothing more to pay for these services guaranteed. 


With funeral costs increasing 55% since 20104, taking out a Funeral Plan with Golden Charter is a sensible decision that could save you money and benefit your family. 

Funeral plan prices frozen at 2019 prices

What our customers say

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We're here to help

Everyone has questions when it comes to funeral planning and we have answered our most asked questions about our products, services and ways to pay below. But, if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by phone on 0800 111 4514 or by submitting your enquiry here.

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Ready to buy your Funeral Plan?

Ensure your funeral is taken care of and give your family peace of mind when you go. Compare our plans here and get started today.

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*The pay monthly prices listed above are representative based on a 50 year old, paying by the low cost instalment option with a £49 deposit over a period of 30 years (10 years for Basic Plan).

Based on recent market share of Funeral Plans sold. For details please see Funeral Planning Authority statistics 2018 at and Golden Charter Annual Report 2018/19.

2 Based on number of funeral director branches in the UK accepting Golden Charter plans at 1st September 2019 (2,934). Golden Charter Annual Review 2018/19.

Or after two years' consecutive payments, when paying by the fixed monthly payment option. 

SunLife Cost of Dying Report, 2020.