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Compare our Funeral Plans

Compare our Funeral Plans

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.  

You can quickly compare each of the Funeral Plans below, as well as reading up on what is and what isn’t included with our plans. For more detailed information or to request an info pack, just click through using the relevant ‘Find out more’ button. 

Our Funeral Plans

We offer a range of different pre-paid funeral plans

* The pay monthly prices are representative based on a 50 year old paying by Low-Cost Instalments with a £49 deposit over a period of 30 years.

** The pay monthly price of our Basic Plan is based on a 50 year old paying by Low-Cost Instalments with a £49 deposit over 10 years.

What's included with our Funeral Plans?

All of the following features are included within our Funeral Plans as standard and at no extra cost. Please note, features marked a * are not included within the Basic Plan.

  • Provision of professional services and making all arrangements for the funeral

  • Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation

  • The coffin* (coffin type is dependent on the plan you choose)

  • Collection and transportation of the deceased to the FD premises within a 25 mile radius (collection time frame is dependent on chosen Plan)

  • Care of the deceased prior to burial or cremation

  • Use of chapel of rest or service rooms*

  • Family viewing at any pre-arranged time* (costs may apply for our of hours viewing)

  • Arrangement of the funeral service at a local cemetery or crematorium*

  • Funeral held on a weekday, during working hours*

  • Hearse to local crematorium or cemetery*

  • Pallbearers*

  • Allowance towards third-party costs (amount dependent on chosen Plan)

  • 24-hour funeral director telephone support for loved ones

  • Transportation to the funeral director's premises if death occurs whilst on holiday in mainland UK

What's not included with our Funeral Plans?

The following features are not included within the cost of your Plan, but you can express your wishes when you purchase. Your funeral director can help your loved ones organise these at the time of the funeral.

  • Embalming

  • Burial plot

  • Headstone or Memorial

  • Catering/Wake

  • Medical Certificates

  • Minister or Officiant fees

  • Flowers

  • Order of service

  • Newspaper/Online notices

Additional information

Other funeral costs to consider

Each of our plans include an allowance towards third party costs. These are the costs for essential, non-funeral director services required to carry out a cremation or burial. The funeral director cannot control these costs, and these fees need to be paid at the time of the funeral. Third party costs that may be covered by the allowance included in your plan can include doctor’s fees (if applicable), cremation, burial or interment fees and the Minister or Officiant’s fee to conduct the service.  

The value of the allowance may grow over time. There will only be more to pay at the time of the funeral if the third party costs exceed the allowance when you buy your plan, or if the costs increase by more than the growth of your plan.  

Optional third-party costs guarantee

If you choose cremation and pay for your plan by the single payment or 12 monthly payment options, for an additional £200 you can choose to guarantee that third party costs will be covered if you die within five years from when your plan is fully paid. If you die after this period, your payment of £200 will be added into your third party costs allowance.  

This guarantee is not available for burials or if you choose the Basic plan. Find out more in our Key Features and Terms & Conditions.

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Help

If you'd like to know more about Golden Charter or our Funeral Plans, you can find answers to our most frequently asked questions in our Help section.

If you have further questions, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.

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