Planning for the future

We understand that it’s hard to think about your funeral, but a Funeral Plan is a safe, simple way to plan ahead that can save your family worry and expense.

It can also really help make things easier for your loved ones at a difficult time. In association with the UK`s most popular funeral plan provider Golden Charter, we offer a choice of four different plans ranging from the most simple to the elaborate.

These plans not only enable you to make financial provisions for your funeral, but also to tailor a bespoke funeral exactly to your wishes.

Benefits of a funeral plan

Avoid rising funeral costs

Nobody wants their family to face money worries in the future. But funeral costs have risen by 88% over the last ten years, and while the average cost of a funeral in 2004 was £1,920, by 2014 it was £3,609*. At this rate, the average cost of a funeral in 2024 could be more than £6,800. *The average cost of a funeral in the UK. Source: Mintel 2014.

Financial peace of mind for you and your family

At a stressful time, it could help your family avoid difficult decisions – and prevent any financial worries over how to pay for the funeral costs. Because the Independent Way is offered in association with Golden Charter, the UK’s largest independent funeral plan provider, you can be confident of the plan’s security. Your payments go directly into the Golden Charter Trust, a separate legal entity from the company, which holds the money for your funeral on your behalf. As the cost of funeral services continues to rise, funeral plans are becoming an increasingly wise investment for the future.

Guaranteed cover for all our services

Regardless of how much the cost of our services may rise in the years to come, the plan guarantees that neither you nor your loved ones will be asked for any excess payments. The plan gives you firm assurance that your family will be spared a potential financial problem.

Types of funeral plan

We offer four different types of funeral plan, ranging from the simple to the elaborate. You can find out more about each of the plans below or alternatively, if you wish to have an informal no obligation discussion, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can talk through yours and your loved one’s needs and discuss how we can best accommodate those.

For more information please call: 01473-805525 (24 hour line)

Get in touch

If you need help arranging a funeral or need some advice around future planning, please feel free to contact us. More than just a funeral service, we are here to answer all your questions without obligation or cost.


A personal approach

We truly do take a caring and personal approach with every family that we meet.

Respect for the person

We care for the person who has died as if their family or friends were standing beside us.


We provide only what you want or need, and never sell unnecessary, expensive packages.


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