A funeral plan is an easy way to plan ahead and beat rising funeral costs. You simply choose the funeral plan you want and pre-pay for the cost of your funeral director’s services, at today’s prices. A funeral plan can save your family worry and expense, and help make things easier at a difficult time.
Few people like to talk about their funeral. A funeral plan can make things easier for everyone – so that when the time comes, just one phone call to your funeral director is all that’s needed to activate your plan. Everything will then be taken care of, and carried out according to your wishes, relieving your family of the stress and financial worry they may otherwise have to face.
As an independent funeral director, we’ll take the time to understand your wishes and tailor a plan to suit you exactly. We will gladly meet you at our premises or in your home at any time you choose.
You can tell us about any preferences you have in mind - the type of funeral you would like to have, hymns, music or any other personal touches - and we’ll make sure your plan takes these into account.
Funeral director's costs
These costs are guaranteed to be covered by your Independent Way Plus Funeral Plan presented by JJ Burgess & Sons. They typically include:
Third party costs
These costs are outside the control of the funeral director, but will be paid by us to the various third parties at the time of the funeral.
They may include:
*SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2016
**Projections by Golden Charter based on SunLife Cost of Dying report
Funeral costs are going up every year. The average cost of a funeral in 2004 was £1,920; today it’s £3,897. That’s an increase of 103% – well above inflation. At this rate, in another ten years the average cost of a funeral could be more than £7,000.
Nobody wants their family to face money worries in the future. With a funeral plan in place you fix the cost of the services in your plan at today’s prices. So no matter how much the cost of these services rise in the future, your family will have nothing more to pay – guaranteed.
Payments for your funeral plan are paid into the Golden Charter Trust which is run by a Board of Trustees who safeguard the payments made by our plan holders. They make sure all future payments can be made, so we can guarantee the funeral director services included in your plan.
We understand that it’s hard to think about planning your funeral, but we are here to help. Key things to consider include:
When you plan your own funeral you can ensure that you get exactly what you want. We are here to advise and guide you every step of the way.
Please complete the form or telephone our head office on the number below and we will send you a brochure.