Planning for your funeral in advance is well worth thinking about; after all, when you pay for something, you like to know exactly what it costs.
With the average cost of a funeral rising year-on-year well above the rate of inflation (source), it makes perfect sense to lock the cost of your funeral at today's prices - giving you, and your loved ones, peace of mind for the future.
At Will Services Scotland we believe in offering our clients a service they can trust and can rely on; that is why we are an approved agent of Golden Charter.
Golden Charter work with over 3,000 independent funeral directors across the UK - Giving you the widest choice and a genuinely personal service for your family when it matters most.
Golden Charter offer a range of plans, with flexible payment options to suit your needs. You can choose the funeral that you want and fix the cost of the funeral director services included in the plan at today's prices
We understand that each client is unique and may have special requests for their funeral. Our trusted advisors are on hand to help tailor your plan to suit your own needs.
|Funeral Director's Services
included within your plan:
|Provision of professional services and making all arrangements for the funeral|
|Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation|
|The coffin (*1)||Basic||Simple||High Quality||Superior|
|Collection & transportation of the deceased to the funeral director's premises (within a 25 mile radius)||Within working hours||Within working hours||24 hours||24 hours|
|Care of deceased prior to burial or cremation (excluding embalming)|
|Use of chapel of rest or service rooms|
|Family viewing at any pre-arranged time (*2)|
|The funeral service at a local cemetery or crematorium|
|Funeral held on a normal weekday, during working hours|
|Choice of date and time of funeral|
|Funeral procession from home to funeral location (*3)|
|A hearse to local crematorium or cemetery|
|Provision of sufficient staff to attend to the coffin as required|
|An allowance included for third party costs (*4)||£800||£1,100||£1,100||£1,100|
|A list provided to the family of mourners who sent flowers|
|24-hour funeral director telephone support for the bereaved|
1. All coffins will be wood-quality effect or better. Your funeral director will provide further guidance on the type of coffins available within your plan.
2. Costs may apply if out-of-hours viewing is required.
3. Fees and costs of a service at a separate location not included.
4. Third party costs are essential costs such as local authority burial or cremation fees and of officiant or minister fees. These costs are outside the control of the funeral director but will be paid by them, to the third parties, at the time of the funeral. The Value Plan includes a £800 contribution towards these costs. The Standard, Select and Premier Plans include a £1,100 contribution towards these costs.
Golden Charter Funeral Plans don't include the purchase of a burial plot. Should you choose burial instead of cremation the plans include an allowance towards the opening of a new or existing grave. The purchase of a grave and any monumental work would need to be arranged separately.
What happens once I've bought my plan?
Can I choose my own funeral director?
What if I have special requests?
Can I take out a plan for someone else?
Can I transfer my own plan to someone else?
What happens if my chosen funeral director goes out of business?
What happens when I die?
What if I die in another country?
What if I move house?
What happens if I die before I've made all the payments?
I'm insured, why would I need a funeral plan?
I have savings, why do I need a plan?