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Information for Family and Friends

Information for Family and Friends

Last updated: 11 Nov 2020

Section 1 - Fixing costs at today's prices

Funeral costs are rising all the time, that’s why more people are making arrangements in advance, and paying at today’s prices.

Funerals are now one of the fastest rising costs in the UK – surpassing inflation, wages and pensions. According to SunLife's 2018 Cost of Dying Report the average cost of a funeral in the UK was £4,271 which is 122% more than it was 14 years ago. And when adding in other death-related costs such as headstones and flowers, the average cost of dying soared to £9,204 per person.

Our plans offer a safe, simple way for your loved one to beat these rising costs.

With a Golden Charter funeral plan, your loved one can choose the funeral they want now, and fix the cost of the funeral directors services included in the plan at today's prices.

Section 2 - Security and peace of mind

A funeral plan takes care of many things, such as a large bill and the distress of making detailed funeral arrangements. Many do not wish to leave this behind and take comfort in knowing that it’s all taken care of.

Golden Charter is owned by independent funeral directors – the people who understand your needs best. We are also the only funeral planning company recommended by The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF), meaning we abide by a strict code of practice.

Your loved one can benefit from the peace of mind knowing that their money is protected – all funeral plan payments go to the Golden Charter Trust, or to a leading UK life assurance company and is managed separately from Golden Charter.

Customer choice is also vital to our business, which is why we work on behalf of nearly 3,000 independent funeral directors – the largest network in the country – to ensure our plan holders are able to choose the funeral director they want.