Golden Charter - Smart Planning for Later Life
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Choose the perfect plan

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.

Other 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.

 

Please note: Our plans don’t include the purchase of a burial plot. Should you choose burial the plans (excluding Basic Plan) include an allowance towards the opening of a new or existing grave. The purchase of a grave and any monumental work would need to be arranged separately.

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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 (type is dependent on chosen plan)

  • 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)

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

  • 24 hour funeral director telephone support for the bereaved

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

Compare Funeral Plans and buy online

Everyone has different needs – and we provide a range of Funeral Plans designed to meet your requirements at a price you can afford.

 

Single payment option

The coffin

Collection and transportation of the deceased to the funeral director's premises (within a 25 mile radius)

Use of the chapel of rest or service rooms

Family viewing at a pre-arranged time (costs may apply if out-of-hours viewing is required)

Arrangement of the funeral service at a local cemetery or crematorium

Funeral held on a normal weekday, 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)

Hearse to a local crematorium or cemetery

Provision of sufficient staff to attend to the coffin as required

Limousines

An allowance included for third party costs

A list provided to the family of mourners who sent flowers

 
Basic
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Single payment option

£1,749

The 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)

Within working hours

Use of the chapel of rest or service rooms

 

Family viewing at a pre-arranged time (costs may apply if out-of-hours viewing is required)

 

Arrangement of the funeral service at a local cemetery or crematorium

 

Funeral held on a normal weekday, 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)

 

Hearse to a local crematorium or cemetery

 

Provision of sufficient staff to attend to the coffin as required

 

Limousines

 

An allowance included for third party costs

£500

A list provided to the family of mourners who sent flowers

 
Value
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Single payment option

£2,895

The coffin

Basic

Collection and transportation of the deceased to the funeral director's premises (within a 25 mile radius)

Within working hours

Use of the chapel of rest or service rooms

 

Family viewing at a pre-arranged time (costs may apply if out-of-hours viewing is required)

 

Arrangement of the funeral service at a local cemetery or crematorium

 

Funeral held on a normal weekday, 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)

 

Hearse to a local crematorium or cemetery

 

Provision of sufficient staff to attend to the coffin as required

 

Limousines

 

An allowance included for third party costs

£800

A list provided to the family of mourners who sent flowers

 
Standard
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Single payment option

£3,495

The coffin

Simple

Collection and transportation of the deceased to the funeral director's premises (within a 25 mile radius)

Within working hours

Use of the chapel of rest or service rooms

 

Family viewing at a pre-arranged time (costs may apply if out-of-hours viewing is required)

 

Arrangement of the funeral service at a local cemetery or crematorium

 

Funeral held on a normal weekday, 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)

 

Hearse to a local crematorium or cemetery

 

Provision of sufficient staff to attend to the coffin as required

 

Limousines

 

An allowance included for third party costs

£1,100

A list provided to the family of mourners who sent flowers

 
Select
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Single payment option

£3,850

The coffin

High quality

Collection and transportation of the deceased to the funeral director's premises (within a 25 mile radius)

24 hours

Use of the chapel of rest or service rooms

 

Family viewing at a pre-arranged time (costs may apply if out-of-hours viewing is required)

 

Arrangement of the funeral service at a local cemetery or crematorium

 

Funeral held on a normal weekday, 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)

 

Hearse to a local crematorium or cemetery

 

Provision of sufficient staff to attend to the coffin as required

 

Limousines

One

An allowance included for third party costs

£1,100

A list provided to the family of mourners who sent flowers

 
Premier
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Single payment option

£4,099

The coffin

Superior

Collection and transportation of the deceased to the funeral director's premises (within a 25 mile radius)

24 hours

Use of the chapel of rest or service rooms

 

Family viewing at a pre-arranged time (costs may apply if out-of-hours viewing is required)

 

Arrangement of the funeral service at a local cemetery or crematorium

 

Funeral held on a normal weekday, 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)

 

Hearse to a local crematorium or cemetery

 

Provision of sufficient staff to attend to the coffin as required

 

Limousines

Two

An allowance included for third party costs

£1,100

A list provided to the family of mourners who sent flowers

 

Compare Funeral Plans and buy online

Everyone has different needs – and we provide a range of Funeral Plans designed to meet your requirements at a price you can afford.

12 monthly payment option

If you’d prefer to spread the cost, you can pay a deposit from as little as £49, then 12 interest free monthly payments. You'll be fully covered when your final payment is made.

 

£49 deposit then 12 monthly payments.

 
Basic
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£49 deposit then 12 monthly payments.

£141.66 per month

Value
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£49 deposit then 12 monthly payments.

£237.17 per month

Standard
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£49 deposit then 12 monthly payments.

£287.17 per month

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

£316.75 per month

Premier
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£49 deposit then 12 monthly payments.

£337.50 per month

12 monthly payment option

If you’d prefer to spread the cost, you can pay a deposit from as little as £49, then 12 interest free monthly payments. You'll be fully covered when your final payment is made.

Low cost instalment option

If you’d prefer to spread the cost over a longer period, you can pay a deposit from as little as £49, then spread the cost over 2 to 30 years, depending on your current age and chosen plan (additional charges apply)*. 

 

30 years

20 years

10 years

5 years

2 years

Basic
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30 years

Not available

20 years

Not available

10 years

from £17.21

5 years

from £31.31

2 years

from £73.82

Value
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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
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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
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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
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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

Low cost instalment option

If you’d prefer to spread the cost over a longer period, you can pay a deposit from as little as £49, then spread the cost over 2 to 30 years, depending on your current age and chosen plan (additional charges apply)*. 

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Optional third party 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.

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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.