Decision details

Cemeteries Fees and Charges 2020/21

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes




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. 




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:

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

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