The price of funerals like everything else keeps going up. In the past nine years funeral costs have risen by 80% (Mintel 2013).
The main reason for this is the rise in third party costs, which the funeral director has no control over, such as fees for the crematorium or cemetery, doctors' and officiant fees. If this trend continues, the average funeral will cost over £6,220 by 2022. Taking out a pre-arranged funeral plan is a sensible and thoughtful way to protect yourself and your family against these increases.
We guarantee that there will be nothing more to pay for our services, no matter how much prices rise in the future. Unlike many other ways to plan for your funeral, a funeral plan from Golden Charter offers protection against inflation by guaranteeing that your plan will fund the cost of our services.
It's a sensible and thoughtful way to make life easier for your family when the time comes. Only if third party costs were to exceed the growth of the plan might there be any balance to pay at the time of need.
With a range of plans and flexible ways to pay, The Independent Way funeral plan offers you exceptional value and choice. Plus, you can tailor your plan to meet your personal wishes, from the service and type of coffin, to the music, flowers and readings.
No matter how simple or unusual the request, we'll ensure that every detail is honoured. This way, you and your family will have the comfort of knowing that your funeral will be carried out according to your wishes.
One thing is certain - one day each and every one of us will pass on, and this is something that we may not care to think about. But we should - because by planning now for the inevitable, we can make sure that our funeral arrangements are one less thing for those we leave behind to think about, giving them peace of mind and removing any need for decision-making.
To find out more about our pre-arranged funerals, call us and we will be happy to give quotes and discuss your ideas.