Funeral costs

Funeral costs

Just as the funeral options are very varied, so are the costs. Cremations are generally cheaper than burials but cost is dependant on many choices such as type of coffin, place of burial, method of transport and even time and place of funeral.

As a local independent funeral director we can help advise on the options and costs to give you the funeral you want at a budget you can afford. You can contact us to discuss the options at anytime for your own or a loved ones funeral. Its not unusual for either to be discussed in advanced and it can make things easier to cope with at what will be a difficult time when it comes.

We will confirm all arrangements to you in writing and provide an estimate of all costs likely to be incurred so there are no hidden extras.

Price list

Funeral Directors are required to provide a ‘Standardised Price List.  This is rigidly set by regulators and not necessarily aimed at what individual families require.  Please note that we still provide our traditional flexible services and products that we have been proud to offer for over 100 years.  Further details can be found on the Optional Price List.

As always, please do speak to us if you are not sure about anything and we will be happy to help 562082.


Funeral plans

Talking about death and funerals isn’t easy. And yet there are several very good reasons why having a funeral plan in place makes perfect sense – from an emotional, practical and financial point of view. From a traditional funeral, to something simpler, with a plan in place you can make sure you get the send-off you really want.

A plan allows you to specify your wishes and pay for the funeral director’s services included in your plan. As customers often tell us, that can bring peace of mind to you and your family. A plan from Golden Charter also includes an allowance towards third party costs. These are essential, non-funeral director services such as the cremation or burial fees, plus the minister or officiant’s fee to perform the service.  The value of the allowance included in your plan may grow over time. There will only be more to pay at the time of the funeral if the third party costs exceed the allowance when you buy your plan, or if the costs increase by more than the growth of your plan.

At Leather Taylor Limited t/a HV Taylor and Son Funeral Directors, we’re proud to partner with Golden Charter, one of the UK’s leading funeral plan providers.* With a Golden Charter funeral plan you can choose us as your preferred funeral director. When the time comes, we’ll take care of your wishes locally with the utmost care and respect.

It means your Golden Charter funeral plan offers the best of both worlds – the reassurance of a leading plan provider and our personal care and service when it matters most. Rest assured a plan from Golden Charter is available to all UK residents regardless of age or state of health.

Would you like to know more information about how a Golden Charter funeral plan could work for you? Golden Charter can provide you with all of the information you need to make an informed decision for you and your family, so get in touch today!

Call Golden Charter on 0800 090 2495 and quote Leather Taylor Limited t/a HV Taylor and Son Funeral Directors.

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As well as the comfort of having a plan in place, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with being able to help save your family from worry and expense in the future. So why not take the next step? 

* Based on a Golden Charter analysis and independent research of the funeral plan market size as at January 2023.

Leather Taylor Limited t/a HV Taylor and Son Funeral Directors is an introducer appointed representative of Golden Charter Limited trading as Golden Charter Funeral Plans which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN:965279).

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