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Golden Charter

Golden Charter is the UK’s largest funeral plan provider. Over 3,300 UK funeral directors accept these plans and Barry Pritchard Funeral Services are proud to be one of them.

A funeral plan is an easy, cost effective way to plan ahead. With a pre-payment funeral plan the expenses are already taken care of when it comes to the day of your funeral. You get to choose the funeral service you want and fix the cost of your funeral director’s services at today’s prices. Pre planning your funeral makes it easier for your family at such a difficult time. As well as saving them money, it can save them a lot of stress and worry.

There are various price plans in place depending on your circumstances and requirements. Depending on your budget, you have the option to make a single payment or pay monthly, and each price plan offers you different options. We appreciate this is a difficult thing to think about, let alone plan, so please do get in touch if you’d like to talk it through with us and find out the best option for you.

Plans

Base plan includes:

  • The funeral director's services
  • Hearse to a local cemetery or crematorium
  • Simple coffin
  • Flexible payment options or pay in full
  • This plan doesn't include an allowance for any essential third party costs, such as fees for cremation or burial, doctor's certificates and fees for the clergy or officiant. These costs will require to be paid at the time of the funeral.
  • Please note, our plans don't cover the purchase of a burial plot

Pay in full £2,699
Pay monthly from £15.85

Standard plan includes:

  • The funeral director's services
  • Hearse to a local cemetery or crematorium
  • Simple coffin
  • An allowance of £1,100 towards essential third party costs
  • Flexible payment options or pay in full
  • Please note, our plans don't cover the purchase of a burial plot

Pay in full £3,685
Pay monthly from £21.60

Select plan includes:

  • The funeral director's services
  • Hearse to a local cemetery or crematorium
  • One limousine
  • High-quality coffin
  • An allowance of £1,100 towards essential third-party costs
  • Family viewing during office hours
  • Flexible payment options or pay in full
  • Please note, our plans don't cover the purchase of a burial plot

Pay in full, £4,065
Pay monthly from £23.82

Premier plan includes:

  • The funeral directors services
  • Hearse to a local cemetery or crematorium
  • Two limousines
  • Superior coffin
  • An allowance of £1,100 towards essential third party costs
  • Family viewing during office hours
  • Flexible payment options or pay in full
  • Please note, our plans don't cover the purchase of a burial plot

Pay in full £4,399
Pay monthly from£25.77

Commonly asked questions about Golden Charter

Q. Can I take out a plan for someone else?
A. Yes, simply complete the plan holder’s representative section of the application process. We’ll ensure all correspondence is sent to you – complete confidentiality is guaranteed.

Q. What if I change my mind?
A. If you cancel within 30 days we will refund the payment you have made. For details of cancellation terms after 30 days, please see the terms and conditions here https://www.goldencharter.co.uk/funeral-plans/funeral-plan-terms-and-conditions/ please create hyperlink for this.

Q. What if I die whilst on holiday?
A. As an additional benefit, should you die away from home but within mainland UK, Golden Charter will arrange transportation back to the funeral home. Overseas transportation is not included in your plan. Please refer to the terms and conditions here https://www.goldencharter.co.uk/funeral-plans/funeral-plan-terms-and-conditions/ please hyperlink for full details.

Q. What if I have special requests for my funeral?
A. You can make any special wishes for your funeral when you apply. If these incur additional costs, not covered by your plan, these will need to be paid at the time of the funeral.

Q. What happens when I die?
A. As a plan holder you will receive a membership pack containing contact details for your funeral director; when the time comes your family simply contacts the funeral director and quotes your plan number. The funeral director will then take care of all the arrangements.

Q. What happens with my money?
A. Your payments are protected. Depending on how you have chosen to pay, your money will be paid into the Golden Charter Trust or a life insurance policy with AXA Wealth Ltd. It will be held there until needed to pay for your funeral arrangements.