FOI request (FOIR-171316003)
Public Health Funerals
Requested Thu 30 January 2020
Responded Wed 26 February 2020
Under the Freedom of Information Act, please could you provide me with the following information:
1. How many public health funerals (also known as paupers funerals) has the council paid for in each of the past five financial years, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 (year running April 1 to March 31)?
2. In each of these five financial years, what was the cost to the council of providing these funerals?
3. In each of these five financial years, how many of the funerals were for people aged under 18? Please provide a list of the ages of those given a public health funeral in each year.
Please provide the information in a spreadsheet or CSV file.
Q1 and Q3 - This information is all available at https://www.hastings.gov.uk/my-council/transparency/budgets/ including birth and deaths, but the answer to under 18s is zero.
2014 - Amount Spent £37,405.86, Amount Recovered £33,699.50, Balance £3,706.33
2015 - Amount Spent £24,491.40, Amount Recovered £20,850.60, Balance £3,640.80
2016 - Amount Spent £40,931.08, Amount Recovered £28,083.57, Balance £2,847.51
2017 - Amount Spent £34,949.00, Amount Recovered £38,827.76, Balance -£3,878.76
2018 - Amount Spent £26,459.74, Amount Recovered £5,400.83, Balance £31,058.91
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