Funeral Planning

What are funeral Plans?

A funeral plan is an easy way to plan ahead. You choose the funeral you want and fix the cost of your funeral director’s services at today’s prices. A plan can save your family worry and expense, and help make things easier for your loved ones at a difficult time. When the time comes, just one phone call to your funeral director is all that’s needed to activate your plan. Everything will then be taken care of, and carried out according to your wishes, relieving your family of the stress and financial worry they may otherwise have to face.

Funeral costs are going up every year. The average cost of a funeral in 2004 was £1,920, by 2014 it was £3,609*. That’s an increase of 88% – well above inflation. At this rate, the average cost of a funeral in 2024 could be more than £6,800. Nobody wants their family to face money worries in the future. With a plan from Golden Charter, your funeral director’s costs are guaranteed to be taken care of, with nothing more to pay for their services.

How we can help?

Wetherby Wills offers pre-paid Funeral plans which allow clients to organise in advance a predetermined standard of funeral. The standard is guaranteed and secured by Golden Charter who are the UK’s largest funeral plan provider.

  • Over 400,000 people in the UK have purchased a Golden Charter funeral plan
  • Over 3,300 UK funeral directors accept our plans
  • The only plans recommended by the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors(SAIF)
  • Guaranteed Acceptance – no medical or health questions
  • Guaranteed – no more to pay for your funeral director’s services

Frequently Asked Questions

How does pre-paid funeral planning work?

Pre-paid funeral planning means that you can pay for your funeral in advance so that your relatives don’t have to pay it all themselves.

What does a funeral plan cover?

Funeral plans won’t usually cover everything, but it will depend on the provider you choose so you should check a few plans carefully before you pick one.

How much will a funeral cost?

The average cost of a basic funeral in the UK is around £4,271 but this varies depending on the type you choose, such as cremation or burial. There is also other added costs like headstones and organising the wake to think about.

Do I have to pre-pay for my funeral plan?

Not all plans are pre-paid, your funeral can be paid for when the time comes for it to happen. This can come out of your bank account, if your family or friends organising the funeral show your bank or building society a copy of your death certificate. If there isn’t enough money in your account, however, your family or friends will be expected to pick up the bill.

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Plan in advance a predetermined standard of funeral.

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