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27 October 2016SG Debate on Cost of Saying Goodbye
Alex Rowley, MSP, has tabled the following motion in Scottish Parliament:
Motion S5M-01511 Alex Rowley: The Cost of Saying Goodbye, Burial and Cremation Charges in Scotland
That the Parliament acknowledges the recent Citizens Advice Scotland report, The Cost of Saying Goodbye 2016; understands that 2016 has seen the basic cost of burial fees, not including undertaker charges, increase on average by 8% to £1,373 and that cremation charges have increased by an average of 11%; further understands that the costs levied by councils can increase for a number of reasons, including because of substantial investment in new crematoria and graveyards and as a result of tighter budgets; considers that more must be done to address the rising costs of funerals across the country, and recognises what it sees as the high level of anxiety and worry that many people in Mid Scotland and Fife and across Scotland feel about the cost of saying goodbye.
The motion will be debated on Thursday 3rd November