Golden Charter Funeral Plans

What's included in a pre-paid funeral plan?

Our funeral director’s services will be covered in your funeral plan, which means our fees will be fixed at today’s prices and protected against rising costs. These services typically include:

Professional services and making arrangements for cremation or burial

Care of the deceased and preparations for family viewing if requested

Provision of funeral vehicles

Coffin or casket requested

Transportation of the deceased from the place of death to our premises, chapel of rest or other suitable location

Advice on the certification and registration of death and related documentation

Advice on bereavement counselling


Third party costs

Although a pre-paid funeral plan can cover all of the services above, there are some additional third party costs to consider. These are the costs for essential, non-funeral director services required to carry out a cremation or burial which need to be paid at the time of the funeral. These costs are outside our control. Depending on the plan type chosen, a Golden Charter funeral plan can include a contribution towards some third party costs. They may include:

    • Crematorium fee


    • Minister or officiant's fee


    • Cemetery fee: the opening of a new or existing grave for burial or interment of cremated remains


Other third party costs that may be associated with a funeral include:


    • Purchase of grave or lair


    • Hire of church or other venue


    • Fees or organist or soloist


    • Memorial, such as a headstone, entry in a book of remembrance, or the planting of a tree


    • Catering, floral tributes and newspaper announcements


There will only be more to pay at the time of the funeral if the third party costs exceed the allowance when you buy your plan, or if the costs increase by more than the growth of your plan.

However, even if prices rise in the future, you’ll have the reassurance of knowing there’ll be nothing more to pay for our funeral director’s services included in the plan once your plan is fully paid for – guaranteed.

Kyle Bros. Funeral Directors Limited is an appointed representative of Golden Charter Limited trading as Golden Charter Funeral Plans which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN:965279).

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Kyle Bros. Funeral Directors Ltd
Phone: 01573 224660