Draft statutory guidance on funeral costs: consultation

This consultation document seeks views on draft statutory guidance on funeral costs for local authorities, burial and cremation authorities and funeral directors.


1 At the time of the launch of this consultation (August 2018), Section 63 of the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016 has not yet come into force. The guidance has been drafted in anticipation of Section 63 coming into force in future.

2 Further information on mercury abatement charges can be found at http://www.cameoonline.org.uk/

3 The Royal London National Funeral Cost Index 2017.

4 The Cost of Saying Goodbye 2017, Citizens Advice Scotland, 2017.

5 Once Section 87 of the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016 comes into force, it will provide the legislative framework for local authority funerals.


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