FOI request (FOIR-271770286)
Requested Thu 12 November 2020
Responded Tue 01 December 2020
Please could you kindly send me information relating to 'Pauper's funerals' (also referred to as 'Public Health Act' Funerals) where persons who have died with no known next of kin (blood relatives).This includes:- How many Public Health funerals were held in your council jurisdiction in the years 2018, 2019 and from January 1 2020 to Nov 1 2020.
- Of the total figure for the period January 1 2020 to Nov 1 2020, how many listed COVID-19 on the death certificate as the underlying cause of death, or as a significant condition contributing to death but not the underlying cause.
- For the Public Health funerals that took place in 2018, 2019 and the period January 1 2020 to Nov 1 2020, what was the total cost to the council?
Q1. This information is available to view on our website via the following link: https://www.hastings.gov.uk/my-council/transparency/budgets/#funerals
2018/19 - £36,069.74
2019/20 - £43,849.93
2020/21 - (to date) £15,113
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