Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
* RESOLVED –
1. That the proposed cemeteries fees and charges for 2020/21, as detailed in Appendix A of the officer’s report, be approved and implemented from 1 April, 2020.
2. That the introduction of the Children’s Funeral Fund for England and the amendment of the fees and charges table at Appendix A of the officer’s report regarding any fee relating to the burial of a child under the age of 18 years be noted, clarifying that fees will not be payable by the bereaved families; rather these fees will be claimed from the Children’s Funeral Fund for England.
REASONS FOR DECISIONS
1. There has been a decline in burial numbers over recent years which has coincided with above average fee increases. It is expected that by applying the fees set out at Appendix A of the officer’s report, burial numbers will be consolidated and the service will move closer towards cost recovery.
2. To generate income to contribute to the costs of providing and maintaining a burial service.
Reason Key: Has a significant impact in environmental, physical, social or economic terms on communities;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Contact: Ross Fawbert Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report author: Ross Fawbert
Publication date: 03/12/2019
Date of decision: 03/12/2019
Decided at meeting: 03/12/2019 - Cabinet
Effective from: 09/12/2019