Since its foundation in 1984, Golden Leaves has been at the forefront of the development of funeral planning, supporting the growing numbers of independent funeral directors who want to offer a funeral plan specific to their own communities and requirements. Golden Leaves is based in Croydon, South London.
The Copper Plan
This basic plan provides a direct cremation service only, and includes the professional services of the funeral director, the collection of the deceased from the place of death, the doctor’s fees, subsequent conveyance of the deceased to the crematoria and the cremation fees.
Total cost £1,644
The Bronze Plan
This straightforward plan provides the professional services of your funeral director, the collection of the deceased from the place of death, care of the deceased, a hearse to meet the mourners at the crematorium or cemetery, use of the Chapel of Rest, thank you cards and a simple coffin.
Total cost £2,394 (monthly £19.57)
The Zinc Plan
This plan is the same as above except it also includes a contribution only towards “disbursements” such as cremation, cemetery or clergy fees.
Total cost £2,859 (monthly £23.41)
The Silver Plan
This plan is the same as above except it also guarantees the full cost of cremation and ministers fees.
Total cost £3,364 (monthly £27.58)
The Gold Plan
This plan is the same as above except it also provides the funeral cortège from the home to the service, with one limousine to transfer the mourners and family to and from the service. The coffin in this plan is upgraded to a standard coffin. The plan also guarantees all cremation and ministers fees.
Total cost £3,719 (monthly £30.51)
The Platinum Plan
This plan is the same as above with the coffin upgraded to a high-quality one. The plan also provides the funeral cortège from the home to the service, with two limousines to transfer the mourners to and from the service.
Total cost £3,969 (monthly £32.58)
Golden Leaves has a range of environmentally-friendly funeral plans that minimise the carbon footprint and environmental impact of a funeral, including options for natural and biodegradable coffins made of sustainable materials.
The company also has pre-paid funeral plans designed especially for expats living in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.
Golden Leaves Reviews and Ratings
Online reviews for Golden Leaves are very good, praising the company for being comprehensive and professional, yet easy to understand and set up, with information presented clearly. The sales people are noted as being helpful rather than pushy, and the communication very good throughout.
Trustpilot – 4.7/5 (based on 933 reviews)
- A comprehensive range of funeral plan options
- Flexible payment plans
- No medical health checks, acceptance guaranteed
- Founding member of The National Association for Pre-paid Funeral Plans (NAPFP) and The Funeral Planning Authority (FPA)
- A guarantee that complete cost of the funeral cremation will be met in full
- Environmentally-friendly funeral options available
- Provision for expats living abroad
- Fixed cost funeral plans available only to people aged 50 to 75
Website: Golden Leaves Funeral Plans