Funeral Plans

We are proud to have teamed up with Golden Charter to bring you The Independent Way Funeral Plan. It is not a set package, but a tailormade plan to ensure your needs and wishes are met after you have passed away. This means you do not pay for something you don’t require.

You can organise your funeral in advance with Jackson and Browning Independent Funeral Service Ltd. The Independent Way Funeral Plan is only available from independent funeral directors like us.

Arranging a funeral prompts many people to talk about their own funeral and consider a funeral plan from Golden Charter, one of the UK’s largest independent funeral plan providers*. You can help give your family peace of mind in the knowledge that they won’t have the financial stress and worry about the funeral arrangements. You will have specified every detail in your funeral plan; at Jackson and Browning we will carry out your wishes exactly how you want them.

Over 500,000* people in the UK have already trusted in Golden Charter to take care of their funeral arrangements. By planning ahead you get the benefit of fixing the cost of the funeral director services included in your plan at today’s prices, while knowing your funeral is taken care of in advance so your family will not have to make difficult decisions.

With an Independent Way Funeral Plan you can choose how you wish to pay for your plan. Depending on how you pay, your money is held securely and either paid to the Golden Charter Trust, which is completely independent of Golden Charter and run by a board of trustees, or a UK-based life assurance company. We can guarantee the funeral director services included in your plan will be covered at the time they are required.

Third party costs are costs for essential services such as burial fees, cremation fees, plus minister or officiant fees. There is a contribution towards these costs included in your plan, which will grow over time. Only if the third party costs were to increase by more than the growth of your plan might there be more to pay for these at the time of the funeral.

Golden Charter is the only funeral plan provider recommended by the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF), which was established in 1989 to serve the interests and needs of independent funeral directors nationwide. Golden Charter is also a ‘Registered Provider’ of the Funeral Planning Authority, which aims to ensure its providers are delivering for their customers.

Acceptance is guaranteed, regardless of age or health. The funeral plan can be paid in full or in instalments. If you would like to know more about the benefits of a funeral plan please do not hesitate to contact us.

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