Scottish Government publishes funeral cost guidance

May 23, 2019   //   No Comments

New guidance to make it easier to plan the cost of funerals, burials and cremations has been published by the Scottish Government. The aim of the guidance is to make clear and consistent information on costs available so that more informed decisions can be made by those planning funerals.

Guidance for councils on the charges they set for funerals and for tackling funeral poverty is also included.

The Scottish Government will replace the UK Government’s Funeral Payment with the new Funeral Support Payment this summer. This will reach more people, be simpler to access and speed up payment times. Find out more here.

SAIF Scotland President, Paul Stevenson, attended the launch of the publication at Seafield Crematorium in Edinburgh and is shown on the far right of the photo.