Reader's Digest Funeral Plans

Reader's Digest work with Golden Charter, who have supported more than half a million customers in their funeral planning arrangements. With the largest network of funeral directors across the UK and a range of funeral plans to suit your needs, you can be sure your loved ones will receive the professional care and support they need during a difficult time.

Rising cost of funeral plans
In 2004, the average cost of a funeral was £1,920 however in just over 13 years, the cost of an average funeral had risen to £4,078, outstripping the rate of wages and pensions*. With a 112% increase in this time, it is projected that funeral costs could reach £7,000 by 2026**. Funeral costs are not within the control of the funeral director – it is largely down to the rising burial and cremation costs, however a funeral plan offers an easy way to pay for funeral director’s services at a fixed cost.

Why purchase a funeral plan?

As well as helping provide both you and your family with the peace of mind your funeral is taken care of, by purchasing a funeral plan today, you can fix the cost of your funeral director’s services included in your plan at today’s prices, once your plan is paid for***.

With a range of funeral plans to choose from, you can select the best plan to suit your needs at a price you can afford. All our funeral plans include the funeral director’s services; advice; the coffin and the provision of a hearse among other elements (outlined below).

What is included in a Reader’s Digest funeral plan in partnership with Golden Charter?

We understand everyone has different requirements and we have four funeral plans at different price points for you to choose from. Whether you are looking for a simple funeral at an affordable price or a more comprehensive funeral plan, see what is included in our plans as standard:

  • Funeral director’s services to provide expert guidance and advice
  • Advice on the certification and registration of the death
  • Care of the deceased prior to burial or cremation
  • Transportation to a suitable resting place within a 15 miles radius
  • Coffin
  • Provision of a hearse
  • Use of chapel of rest or service rooms

By purchasing a funeral plan today, you can rest safe in the knowledge that you have secured your funeral at today’s prices (dependent on payment method). To find out more about pre-paid funeral plans please fill in the form below and an info pack will be sent to you within 5 working days.

*SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2017.

**Projections by Golden Charter based on the SunLife Cost of Dying Report.

***Or after 2 years’ consecutive payments, when paying by Fixed Monthly Payments.


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