Kirklees Bereavement Price Hike
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On Tuesday 19th September a report was issued by Kirklees Bereavement Services outlining proposals to increase prices for burials and cremations in Kirklees over the next 5 years, resulting in burials rising way above what people can afford. This will have a massive impact in our communities, a time when we lose our loved ones we should not be thinking about where are we going to find the money for these prices which could rise well over £4000 by 2021. It is unfair and outrageous that once again the majority of communities have not been informed about these proposals and had no idea about it. We urge the Cabinet to oppose the recommendations and ask for a full review.
Current standard burial (6ft deep) £1999 incl. timbers, £1815 without timbers
The council are proposing to decrease the depth of grave to 4ft 6, £3525 standard incl timber, charge extra for out of hours (after 3.30 pm and weekends) £477 rising to £516 by 2021 and charge extra for Friday burials between 12 - 3.30 pm.
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