Planning Your Funeral

Planning your funeral the Independent Way

With the Independent Way Plus plan, we will make sure that your loved ones will be spared much of the stress and uncertainty of organising a funeral. You’ll have specified every detail in advance and taken care of all the costs that are within our control. Plus, you have the option to include a Simple Will within your plan to make sure that all your wishes are known.


A sound financial decision

When you take out an Independent Way Plus plan, you have the reassurance that your money is protected. You select how you wish to pay for your plan and, depending on your choice, your money is paid into the Golden Charter Trust or to one of the UK’s leading life assurance companies.

Your money grows and, when the time comes, we receive the payment, including any growth, and use this money to provide the agreed services to your family. No matter how much costs have risen in the intervening period, your loved ones will not be asked for a penny more for the guaranteed services included within your plan.

Protection against rising funeral costs

Back in 2004, an average funeral cost around £1,920. However, recent research† shows the average cost of a funeral in the UK is now £3,609 - an increase of 88% in ten years, well above the general level of inflation. If this trend continues, the average cost of a funeral in 2024 will be over £6,800.

Paying in advance for your funeral is a sensible decision that will save money, benefiting your family or estate. We guarantee that, as long as your plan is paid for, there’ll be no more to pay for the services within our control.

A real alternative to saving

We believe a funeral plan offers a better option than saving for your funeral. Ask us for financial examples.

Your wishes fulfilled by a proven partnership

Most people don’t want to think about arranging their own funeral. That’s natural. But there is some quiet satisfaction to be gained from putting your affairs in order and reflecting on the most appropriate arrangements.

Many personal decisions have to be made. Your wishes are special – and you can be sure we will carry them out to the letter in association with Golden Charter, a British-owned and run company.

Funeral directors’ services typically include:

  • Professional charges

    These represent a high proportion of a funeral director’s costs and include making all arrangements for cremation or burial.

  • Conveyance of the deceased

    Conveyance of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral director’s premises, a chapel of rest or other suitable location.

  • Caring for the deceased

    Caring for the deceased and attending to the hygienic preparation necessary to allow viewing, if requested by family or friends.

  • Advice on the certification

    Advice on the certification and registration of death and related documentation

  • Provision of a hearse and other funeral vehicles

  • Advice on bereavement counselling

Please get in touch - we're here to help.

Kyle Bros. Funeral Directors Ltd
Phone: 01573 224660