Where is my plan?

It’s over thirty-five years since the first funeral plans were taken out in the UK. A lot will have happened in any life over that time and just as much will have happened to the companies that sold them. Many of the original sellers were independent funeral director businesses, some of which have joined larger groups or decided to switch to offer plans on behalf of the larger specialist plan providers in the interim. Given that many people bought a plan and put the papers away ‘until they would be needed’ it’s not unusual for families or planholders who discover documentation in the names of companies that are no longer trading. In most circumstances, such plans were transferred to another provider and carry on today. All plan providers are now required to issue regular statements to planholders so most families will have up to date paperwork from their provider, but of course some will have changed address and perhaps not told the funeral plan company, or maybe there has been a change of name or some other reason that means the provider has lost touch with the customer.

To help families identify who currently operates a plan taken out some years ago, we have created the most comprehensive directory of organisations who have ever offered funeral plans for sale. We know this listing is not yet exhaustive, but consulting the alphabetical index should point you to the current operator of plans offered by a now-defunct company. It also provides the email address for the customer service teams at that organisation so you can enquire directly. If you have documents from a funeral plan issued by a provider not included in our list please email us via the contact section of the website and we will do our best to assist you.

Active Estate Planning

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2019

A E Stoodley & Son Ltd

Description Funeral Plan Transfer - 2016
Current Provider Golden Charter Limited

Age Concern

Description Merger
Current Provider Dignity Funerals Limited

Alan Wray & Co Funeral Directors

Description Funeral Plan Transfer - 2020
Current Provider Golden Charter Limited

Alexander Burn Funeral Directors

Description Funeral Plan Transfer - 2015
Current Provider Golden Charter Limited

Amblers Brothers

Description Acquisition - 2006
Current Provider Central Co-op Funeral Plans

Anglia Co-op

Description Merger - 2014
Current Provider Central Co-op Funeral Plans

Arnold Burgess

Description Acquisition - 2005
Current Provider Co-Op Funeral Plans Limited

Ashbrook Estate Planning

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2019

Asian Funeral Plan

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2019

Barry Whelan

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2019

Bristol Funeral Directors

Description Trust Transfer - 2022
Current Provider Golden Leaves Limited

Bristol Memorial Woodlands FP Ltd.

Description Funeral Plan Transfer - 2022
Current Provider Plan With Grace Limited

Caledonian

Description Book transfer on de-merger

Capital Life

Description Conversion - 2022
Current Provider Dignity Funerals Limited

Caring Covenant Funeral Bond Trust Fund (“CRS”)

Description Merger - 2006
Current Provider Co-Op Funeral Plans Limited

CCP Consultancy

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2019

Co-operative Funeral Bond Fund (“CWS”)

Description Trust Transfer - 2002
Current Provider Co-Op Funeral Plans Limited

Damsons Future Planning

Description Former own brand - 2016
Current Provider Avalon Funeral Plans

Darwen Funeral Services

Description Transfer - 2023
Current Provider Crystal Cremations Ltd.

Donald Clark

Description Acquisition - 2008
Current Provider Central Co-op Funeral Plans

Doves

Description Funeral Plan Transfer - 2015
Current Provider Golden Charter Limited

DPG Associates

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2019

Empathy

Description Conversion - 2022
Current Provider Dignity Funerals Limited

Fairways

Description Alternative trading style - 2017
Current Provider Co-Op Funeral Plans Limited

Family Funeral Directors

Description Change of brand of Fosters Funeral Plans - 2020

Future Plan 4U

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2019

F W Marsh

Description Funeral Plan Transfer - 2022
Current Provider Golden Charter Limited

Geo Hanson & Sons Funeral Trust

Description Funeral Plan Transfer - 2022
Current Provider Golden Leaves Limited

George Burgess

Description Acquisition - 2009
Current Provider Co-Op Funeral Plans Limited

Golden Security Funeral Prepayment Plan

Description Acquisition - 2021

Greg Dartford

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2019

Greyfriars Estate Planning

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2019

Harold Wood Funeral Services Limited

Description Funeral Plan Transfer - 2015
Current Provider Golden Charter Limited

Help the Aged

Description Merged with Age Concern
Current Provider Golden Charter Limited

Hinton Park Woodland Burial Ground Trust

Description Acquisition - 2005
Current Provider Co-Op Funeral Plans Limited

Ilkeston Co-op

Description Acquisition - 2006
Current Provider Central Co-op Funeral Plans

Jennings

Description Funeral Plan Transfer - 2015
Current Provider Golden Charter Limited

Juke’s Funeral Service

Description Trust Transfer - 2022
Current Provider Golden Leaves Limited

Kent or Chittendens

Description Acquisition - 1996
Current Provider Co-Op Funeral Plans Limited

Kingfisher Funeral Services

Description Trust transfer - 2022
Current Provider Avalon Funeral Plans

KRD

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2019

Lavender Life Planning

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2019

Leeds Co-op (“Zermansky”)

Description Merger - 1999
Current Provider Co-Op Funeral Plans Limited

Legal & Financial Funeral Plan

Description Acquisition - 2016

Leicester Cooperative Society

Description Merger - 1995
Current Provider Central Co-op Funeral Plans

Lichfield, S.J.P.

Description Trust Transfer - 2022
Current Provider Golden Leaves Limited

Low Cost Funerals

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2020

Lowest Cost Funerals

Description Change of brand of Fosters Funeral Plans - 2020

Mairi Urquhart & Son

Description Acquisition & Transfer of Trust - 2022
Current Provider Crystal Cremations Ltd.

MapleBrook Funeral Plans

Description Trust Transfer - 2022
Current Provider Golden Leaves Limited

Mid Counties Co-op

Description Merger - 2021
Current Provider Central Co-op Funeral Plans

M J Young

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2019

North Eastern Co-operative) and Cumbria

Description Merger - 2005
Current Provider Co-Op Funeral Plans Limited

Online Wills Service

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2019

Oxford, Swindon and Gloucester

Description NA
Current Provider Central Co-op Funeral Plans

Pinnacle

Description Acquisition - 2001
Current Provider Co-Op Funeral Plans Limited

Plan & Prosper

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2020

Plan My Funeral

Description Acquisition - 2017
Current Provider Avalon Funeral Plans

Plymouth Co-operative & South Devon Co-Op

Description Merger - 2003
Current Provider Co-Op Funeral Plans Limited

Poole and Wimborne Burial Ground Trust

Description Acquisition - 2005
Current Provider Co-Op Funeral Plans Limited

Portsea Island Mutual Co-operative Society Ltd.

Description Funeral Plan Transfer - 2004

Prosperous Life

Description Conversion - 2022
Current Provider Dignity Funerals Limited

R Banks & Son

Description Funeral Plan Transfer - 2018
Current Provider Golden Charter Limited

Ready4Retirement Limited

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2020

Renfrew Funeral Services

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2019

Rest Assured

Description Conversion - 2022
Current Provider Dignity Funerals Limited

Reynolds Funeral Service & Memorial Masons

Description Funeral Plan Transfer - 2022
Current Provider Golden Charter Limited

Scollen & Wright Funeral Service

Description Funeral Plan Transfer - 2017
Current Provider Golden Charter Limited

Sheffield Co-op

Description Merger - 2007
Current Provider Co-Op Funeral Plans Limited

Silver Clouds

Description Conversion - 2022
Current Provider Dignity Funerals Limited

Simple Financial Planning

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2019

Society of Will Writers Funeral Plan

Description White Labelled - 2017

Steve Cameron Funeral Directors

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2019

Teignmouth (Toziers)

Description NA
Current Provider Co-Op Funeral Plans Limited

Trust Inheritance

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2019

T W Birks & Son Ltd

Description Funeral Plan Transfer - 2016
Current Provider Golden Charter Limited

United Co-op

Description Merger - 2007
Current Provider Co-Op Funeral Plans Limited

Wellings

Description Acquisition - 1992
Current Provider Central Co-op Funeral Plans

West Midlands Co-op

Description Acquisition - 2019
Current Provider Central Co-op Funeral Plans

W H Scott & Son Ltd

Description Funeral Plan Transfer - 2015
Current Provider Golden Charter Limited

Wilf Smith & Sons

Description Acquisition - 2011
Current Provider Central Co-op Funeral Plans

Will Trust Estate Planning

Description Book transfer on de-merger - 2019

Yorkshire Co-operative Funeral Trust

Description Merger - 2007
Current Provider Co-Op Funeral Plans Limited