FOI request (FOI223032)
Public Health Funerals
Requested Mon 11 September 2017
Responded Mon 11 September 2017
How many public health funerals you have carried out each financial year dating back to 2010/11 (if possible) and up to 2016/17?
How much you have spent on public health funerals in the whole of each financial year (2010/11 to 2016/17)?
And, if possible, the average cost of each funeral in 2016/17 compared to the cost of one in 2010 (or earliest you have available)?
The first two questions are the ones I am most keen to receive an answer on if possible.
This information is held
Q1 - This information is available on our website via the following link https://www.hastings.gov.uk/my_council/transparency/budgets/ the scroll down to the bottom of the page under W for welfare funerals.
2010-11 - Information not available 2011-12 - £27,279.36 2012-13 - £33,223.67 2013-14 - £35,193.40 2014-15 - £37,405.83 2015-16 - £24,491.40 2016-17 - £40,931.08
2010/11 - £1200-£1300 for a cremation/burial (doctors and ministers fee causing the variance and higher costs) 2016/17 - £1300-£1450 for a cremation/burial (doctors and ministers fee causing the variance and higher costs)
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