Our Base Plan

Our lowest priced plan, the Base Plan offers a traditional funeral at an affordable price. Including all funeral director's fees and a simple coffin, this plan provides basic cover at a difficult time. What’s more, we are holding our prices until 31st March 2017, so why not do something amazing for your family and secure these costs at today’s price.

Choose a payment option

If you are able to pay for your plan now, you can make a one-off single payment for immediate cover. You can pay online by debit card or credit card. As an additional benefit with this payment option, you will recieve 10 years secure storage and updates for your Golden Charter Will which is included with the plan.

1. Complete all details to see your pay monthly options

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2. Choose from these Direct Debit payment options

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What's included?

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 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, Standard, Select, Premier Plans include a £940 allowance towards essential third party costs. The Base Plan has no allowance included and so these costs must be paid for at the time of the funeral.

The Base Plan includes:

  • The Funeral Director's services only
    We work with over 3,300 independent funeral directors throughout the UK, giving you the widest choice. Your funeral director will provide expert advice and guidance on all aspects of the funeral arrangements.
  • Excludes any allowance for third party costs such as crematorium fees and doctors' fees
    Please note that third party costs are payable at the time of the funeral
  • A simple coffin
  • Care of the deceased prior to burial or cremation
    Please note embalming is not included but can be paid for at the time if required
  • Transportation of the deceased to a suitable resting place
    This covers mainland UK only, to a suitable resting place within 15 miles, during normal office hours
  • A hearse to a local cemetery or crematorium
  • The use of a chapel of rest or service rooms
  • Confidential assistance with bereavement counselling, if required
    A bereavement advice book is included
  • A Will for you, a family member or friend which will be reviewed by our Legal Team

Way to pay for your funeral plan

We offer a flexible range of payment options. All monthly payment plans are payable by Direct Debit. All plans can be cancelled with 30 days.All payments are paid safe and secure in the Golden Charter Trust. Fixed Monthly Payment option is not applicable to the Value Plan. The Value Plan is not available to purchase online, if you would like to purchase our Value plan please call us on 0800 111 4514.

  • Payment in full

  • 12 monthly payments

  • Low cost instalments

  • Fixed monthly payments

Available to everyone?
Available with the following plans:
CMS row title
CMS row title
CMS row title Must be 78 or under
CMS row title Must be 50-80 and a UK resident
Illustrative monthly payment (based on 50 year old)
Available with the following plans:
CMS row title
CMS row title £229.25
CMS row title From £18.30
(per month for 30 years)
CMS row title £17.76
What's the deposit?
Available with the following plans:
CMS row title
CMS row title Min, £49 - max £1000
CMS row title Min, £49 - max £1000
CMS row title
When am I covered?
Available with the following plans:
CMS row title
CMS row title Once plan fully paid
CMS row title Once plan fully paid
CMS row title After 2 years continuous payments
How long do I need to pay?
Available with the following plans:
CMS row title
CMS row title Up to 12 months
(No additional charges)
CMS row title 2-30 years dependent on age
(Additional charges apply)
CMS row title Pay monthly until death or aged 90
(Whichever happens sooner)
10 year storage of your Golden Charter Will, with annual updates included
Available with the following plans:
CMS row title
CMS row title Optional upgrade £200
CMS row title Optional upgrade £200
CMS row title Optional upgrade £200
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For any other questions about our Funeral Plans and the services we provide, you can explore the site or get in touch.

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