Funeral plan

With a JJ Burgess & Sons Independent Way funeral plan we will make sure that your loved ones are spared much of the burden of organising a funeral. You’ll have specified every detail in advance and taken care of all the costs within our control.

Our funeral plan, arranged in association with Golden Charter, enables you to pay for every possible cost in advance, so that your family or estate may never be asked for a penny more for the arrangements selected.

Funeral costs are going up every year. You might be surprised to hear that, while the average cost of a funeral in 2004 was £1,920, by 2014 it was £3,609. That is an increase of 88 per cent which is 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, our costs are guaranteed to be taken care of, with nothing more to pay. When you take out a plan your money is paid into the Golden Charter Trust, or to a UK life-assurance company. This means your money is managed and safeguarded separately from Golden Charter.

What are the benefits?

  • You know that your loved ones will be spared some of the burden of bereavement. You will have specified every detail of the funeral in advance, selected the funeral director and made provision for the costs.
  • Once you have paid for your plan you can be sure that neither your loved ones nor your estate will be asked for a penny more for the services within the control of your funeral director - no matter how much these costs may rise in years to come.
  • Financial security - your payment will be held in an independent trust fund

Why should you pay for your funeral in advance? Would you do better to put your money in a building society? On past evidence the answer is clearly no - the cost of funerals is rising at more than 10 per cent per annum.

There are many other benefits all of which are described in our brochure - simply complete the form below and we will send you one.

We believe it’s important for you to get the funeral that you want, and for your family to receive a genuinely personal service when it really counts.

To get a free copy of our funeral plan guide please complete the form below or call us on 0800 174220.

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