The rising cost of dying in the UK in 2015: plan now for tomorrow

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”, or so the famous quote reads.

It goes without saying that nobody wants to think about dying, regardless of what age they are. A constant reminder of one’s own mortality is not exactly a subject that most people want to dwell on. In approaching such a sensitive topic we here at Golden Charter look to provide a service that offers both peace of mind as well as a practical solution for later life planning. By making a funeral plan today, you can take the worry away from your loved ones by ensuring that costs are already covered. You can also ensure you get to say goodbye the way you’d like, by choosing important elements such as flowers, music and readings.

While nobody really wants to think about planning their funeral, the reality is that it makes a lot of sense to get arrangements in place now – a few minutes today could save you a significant amount of money in the future. Funeral costs have rocketed over the past ten years, from an average of £1,920 in 2004 to a mighty £3,609 in 2014 (Mintel, 2014). That’s an increase of 88% – well above the level of inflation. The Golden Charter Base Plan clocks in at £2,699, which is a saving of just under £1,000 on the national average.

Golden Charter Funeral Plans are designed to suit your later life planning needs. With over 20 years of experience helping more than 475,000 customers, you’ll know your arrangements are in the hands of trusted professionals. Golden Charter works with more than 3,300 independent directors of funerals across the UK – more than any other funeral plan provider – meaning you can get exactly the plan you desire.

With the Base Plan starting out as low as £15.85 per month, all Golden Charter Funeral Plans include:

  •  The funeral director’s services included within the plan
  •  Advice on the certification and registration of death, plus related documentation
    The coffin
  •  Transport of the deceased to an appropriate resting place within a 15 mile radius
  •  Care of the deceased before burial or cremation
  •  Use of a chapel of rest, or other service rooms
  •  Transport of the deceased in a hearse to a nearby cemetery or crematorium
  •  A Will for you, a family member or a friend that is reviewed by our Will Writers

Securing a future for you and your loved ones with a Golden Charter funeral plan


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