Six top tips for planning your funeral

Plan for the future

We’ve already outlined in our previous article how the cost of dying in the UK continues to rise. One way to beat the escalating costs is to plan for the future today. Everyone has different needs when it comes to later life planning and we at Golden Charter can provide a range of funeral plans designed to meet your requirements at a price you can afford. With plans starting at just £15.85 per month*, there are a variety of payment options available to suit all budgets. Why not compare our funeral plans and see for yourself what the most suitable option is.

Find a plan that suits

Golden Charter offers four different funeral plans. With the Base plan starting at just £2,699, there are a number of options available to suit all budgets and requirements. Finding a plan that suits your needs is essential and we recommend taking a look at our comparison table to see what plan works best for your later life wishes.

Will I, Won’t I?

The best way to ensure that all your assets are distributed according to your wishes after your death is to make a Will. Without a proper Will in place, the state will decide exactly who inherits what, so the people who matter most may get nothing. Famous examples of those who departed intestate include Bob Marley, Abraham Lincoln and Rik Mayall. As an added benefit, a Will for you, a family member or a friend is included with every Golden Charter Funeral Plan.

Discuss with your loved ones

Admittedly it is a difficult conversation to have, but discussing later life planning with your family affords peace of mind and a reassurance that your best wishes will be upheld. By requesting a Golden Charter brochure today, you will be able to broach the subject with your loved ones in an honest and open manner. Discussing later life planning doesn’t have to be a morbid subject. Looking at it from a practical view and assessing the current state of your finances is a good place to start.

Keep it local

Golden Charter works with over 3,300 independent funeral directors, giving you the widest choice available in the UK. These are often family-run businesses that have held a trusted place in their communities for generations. When you take out a funeral plan, Golden Charter will appoint a local independent funeral director. Or, if you have a preferred funeral director in mind, just let us know when you apply and we’ll make sure your wishes are upheld.


Once you’ve arranged your Golden Charter Funeral Plan, enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing the costs and arrangements have been taken care of and get on with enjoying life to the fullest!

*The pay monthly prices are representative based on a 50 year old, paying by Low Cost Instalments with a £99 deposit for a period of 20 years


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