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Choose the perfect plan

There are four Golden Charter Funeral Plans to choose from so you can pick the one that best suits your needs. Whichever plan you choose all cover the funeral director’s own services included in the plan for either a cremation or burial. 

Essential third party costs 

As well as the funeral director's own services, the cost of a funeral also includes certain essential third party costs. These include fees for cremation or burial, and fees for the clergy or officiant.  These costs are beyond the control of your funeral director but will be paid by them at the time.

 

The Value Plan includes an £800 allowance whilst the Standard, Select and Premier Plans include a £1,100 allowance towards essential third party costs. Only if these costs were to increase more than the growth of the plan might there be more to pay at the time of the funeral.

*Costs may apply if out-of-hours viewing is required

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What every plan includes:

  • 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 the plan you choose)

  • Care of the deceased prior to the 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 local crematorium or cemetery

  • Provision of sufficient staff to attend to the coffin as required

  • Allowance towards third party costs (amount dependent on the plan you choose)

  • 24 hour funeral director to telephone support for the bereaved

Compare Funeral Plans and buy online

We have four different plans to suit your budget and needs. All of our funeral plans guarantee the cost of the funeral director’s services at todays prices, with an allowance for third party costs, such as cremation or burial fees.

The table below compares each of our funeral plans. Funeral plans start from only £13.59 based on a 50 year old purchasing via Low Cost Instalments with a £49 deposit. For more information on our plans, click the links below, or request a free info pack.

 

 

 

 

Single payment

The coffin

Transportation of the deceased to the funeral director’s premises within 25 miles

Choice of time and date of funeral

Funeral procession to funeral location (fees and costs of a service at a separate location not included)

Limousines

An allowance included for third party costs

A list provided to the family of mourners who sent flowers

Professionally drafted Will

 
Value
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Single payment

£2,895

The coffin

Basic

Transportation of the deceased to the funeral director’s premises within 25 miles

During working hours

Choice of time and date of funeral

 

Funeral procession to funeral location (fees and costs of a service at a separate location not included)

 

Limousines

 

An allowance included for third party costs

£800

A list provided to the family of mourners who sent flowers

 

Professionally drafted Will

 
Standard
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Single payment

£3,495

The coffin

Simple

Transportation of the deceased to the funeral director’s premises within 25 miles

During working hours

Choice of time and date of the funeral

 

Funeral procession to funeral location (fees and costs of a service at a separate location not included)

 

Limousines

 

An allowance included for third party costs

£1,100

A list provided to the family of mourners who sent flowers

 

Professionally drafted Will

 
Select
More info

Single payment

£3,850

The coffin

High quality

Transportation of the deceased to the funeral director’s premises within 25 miles

24 hours

Choice of time and date of the funeral

 

Funeral procession to funeral location (fees and costs of a service at a separate location not included)

 

Limousines

One

An allowance included for third party costs

£1,100

A list provided to the family of mourners who sent flowers

 

Professionally drafted Will

 
Premier
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Single payment

£4,099

The coffin

Superior

Transportation of the deceased to the funeral director’s premises within 25 miles

24 hours

Choice of time and date of the funeral

 

Funeral procession to funeral location (fees and costs of a service at a separate location not included)

 

Limousines

Two

An allowance included for third party costs

£1,100

A list provided to the family of mourners who sent flowers

 

Professionally drafted Will

 

Compare Funeral Plans and buy online

We have four different plans to suit your budget and needs. All of our funeral plans guarantee the cost of the funeral director’s services at todays prices, with an allowance for third party costs, such as cremation or burial fees.

The table below compares each of our funeral plans. Funeral plans start from only £13.59 based on a 50 year old purchasing via Low Cost Instalments with a £49 deposit. For more information on our plans, click the links below, or request a free info pack.

 

 

 

Compare our ways to pay 

Paying for your funeral plan is simple. You can choose to pay in full with one single payment, or pay a deposit followed by 12 monthly payments at no extra cost. The table below compares the cost of our plans. 

 

Pay in full with one single payment for immediate cover.

£49 deposit then 12 monthly payments. Covered at end of term.

 
Value
More info

Pay in full with one single payment for immediate cover.

£2,895

£49 deposit then 12 monthly payments. Covered at end of term.

£237.17 per month

Standard
More info

Pay in full with one single payment for immediate cover.

£3,495

£49 deposit then 12 monthly payments. Covered at end of term.

£287.17 per month

Select
More info

Pay in full with one single payment for immediate cover.

£3,850

£49 deposit then 12 monthly payments. Covered at end of term.

£316.75 per month

Premier
More info

Pay in full with one single payment for immediate cover.

£4,099

£49 deposit then 12 monthly payments. Covered at end of term.

£337.50 per month

Compare our ways to pay 

Paying for your funeral plan is simple. You can choose to pay in full with one single payment, or pay a deposit followed by 12 monthly payments at no extra cost. The table below compares the cost of our plans. 

Our Low Cost Instalment payment option

In addition to paying in full and 12 monthly payments, you can also choose to pay for your plan in low cost instalments over a longer period of time, You can spread the cost over a period of between 2 and 30 years, depending on your current age.

Additional charges apply, deposit not required. You must be 78 or younger to select this option and no older than 80 at the end of your chosen payment term. You are fully covered at the end of your payment term.

 

30 years

20 years

10 years

5 years

2 years

Value
More info

30 years

from £13.59

20 years

from £17.25

10 years

from £28.81

5 years

from £52.41

2 years

from £123.59

Standard
More info

30 years

from £16.45

20 years

from £20.88

10 years

from £34.89

5 years

from £63.46

2 years

from £149.64

Select
More info

30 years

from £18.15

20 years

from £23.03

10 years

from £38.48

5 years

from £70.00

2 years

from £165.06

Premier
More info

30 years

from £19.34

20 years

from £24.54

10 years

from £41.00

5 years

from £74.59

2 years

from £175.87

Our Low Cost Instalment payment option

In addition to paying in full and 12 monthly payments, you can also choose to pay for your plan in low cost instalments over a longer period of time, You can spread the cost over a period of between 2 and 30 years, depending on your current age.

Additional charges apply, deposit not required. You must be 78 or younger to select this option and no older than 80 at the end of your chosen payment term. You are fully covered at the end of your payment term.

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Everyone has questions. In this section we try to answer questions about our products, services and the way you can buy and pay. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

Why Golden Charter is your trusted partner

With over 25 years' experience in helping people take care of their funeral arrangements, talk to Golden Charter when you're planning ahead and considering various options.