Our Funeral Plan
Here at John G Hogg Award Winning Family Funeral Directors, we are great believers that Pre Paid Funeral Plans are the best way to ensure that you get the funeral that you choose.
We are well aware that funerals can still be a bit of a ‘taboo’ subject, by planning ahead and paying in advance, you can relieve your family from what could be a big financial burden.
We recommend the Golden Charter Funeral Plans, as they are the only British-owned funeral planning company that can cover the full cost of a funeral.
We have on several occasions won ‘Golden Charter Funeral Planner Of The Year’ because of the community advice we have given on forward planning for funerals.
The Most Thoughtful Choice You Could Make
Planning ahead for your funeral not only brings peace of mind, comfort and reassurance, but also freedom from worry and stress according to people who have taken out a Golden Charter funeral plan. They’re ordinary folk, just like you, who have given some thought to the future.
Planning your own funeral is getting more popular, with more than 650,000 people in Great Britain putting in place a plan, over 300,000 of them with Golden Charter, the UK’s leading independent funeral plan provider.
Consideration for others is the most common reason for buying a Golden Charter funeral plan and peace of mind is the most common benefit.
Plus you can also specify every detail of your funeral in advance, removing the burden from your loved ones.
No matter how much the services of your Funeral Director may rise in cost in years to come, neither you nor your loved ones will be asked for a penny more under your pre paid plan – it’s a guarantee that gives you peace of mind.
There are some costs which are paid on your behalf by the Funeral Director. They are known as disbursements, and include the fees of cemeteries, crematoria, doctors, clergy, newspaper notices and memorials. These costs are not within your Funeral Director’s control. Only if the increase in these costs were to exceed the increase in the growth of the plan might there be any balance to pay at the time of need.
Meanwhile you can be sure your money will always be secure. Your payment goes directly to the Golden Charter Trust, which holds the money for your funeral on behalf of participating Funeral Directors. This is why the Funeral Director is able to provide a legally binding contract, which guarantees that your funeral arrangements will be carried out exactly as you wish when required. The Trust Fund is a separate legal entity from Golden Charter.
In the unlikely event of something untoward happening affecting the company, the Fund would still continue indefinitely, until every plan had been carried out and payment had been made to the Funeral Director.
There are a choice of three funeral plans: