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Pre-paid Funeral Plans

It is important to note, if you would like Trotman to conduct your funeral in the future, and you wish to use a pre-paid plan to help cover the costs, it will be necessary to purchase the plan through us. We provide The Independent Way Plus Funeral Plan from Golden Charter, one of the UK's largest independent funeral plan providers*, and this provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones and could also save you money.

A pre-paid plan allows you to choose the funeral you want and pay for the funeral director's services included within the plan at today's prices, relieving your family of worries and uncertainty at a difficult time.

*Based on recent market share of funeral plans sold. For details please see the Golden Charter Annual Report 2016/17.


Prices quoted for an average funeral can be misleading, due to the variations in regions within the UK and the inclusion or exclusion of various services. However, the overall price of funerals, like everything else, continues to rise leading to an overall increase of 57.1% in the past 11 years*. This can be largely attributed to the wide range of third party costs, such as fees for the crematorium or cemetery or officiant fees, over which the funeral director has no control.


Purchasing a plan through us is not only a sensible and thoughtful way to protect yourself and your family against these increases, but also allows you to have the funeral you want with the trusted funeral director you choose.

* SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2018

^ Projections by Golden Charter based on SunLife Cost of Dying Research

The Independent Way

The Independent Way Plus Funeral Plan offers you exceptional value and choice. Plus, you can tailor your plan to meet your personal wishes, from the service to the type of coffin, to the music, flowers and readings. No matter how simple or unusual the request, we'll ensure that every detail is honoured. This way, you and your family will have the comfort of knowing that your funeral will be carried out according to your wishes.

Further information

For further information on a pre-paid funeral plan, please do not hesitate to contact us via the links below. Additionally, for further information on our pre-paid plan provider Golden Charter, please follow the link below.

Our helpful team would be happy to guide you through the next steps.


Please note that in respect of our pre-paid funeral plans, we adhere to the Funeral Planning Authority's Code of Practice available from their website HERE.

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