If you need help with the cost of a funeral that you are arranging, you might be eligible to qualify for a Funeral Expenses Payment.
Further information and a claims form are available from the government website.
Where no suitable funeral arrangements have been made, or are being made for a person who has died, we have a duty to arrange the funeral under the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984.
This will be the most basic funeral to minimise the cost to the tax payer. Our Public Health Funerals Policy sets out how the council deals with these arrangements.
Updated quarterly, you can read and download the basic details of all public health burials arranged by us in the last seven years here.
In this report, we do not disclose some details relating to the deceased person, such as their last known address or value of the estate, because this is exempt under Section 31 (1) (a) (law Enforcement – the prevention or detection of crime).