COSLA comment on funeral expenses

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “Local authorities understand that bereavement is a stressful time for families, and are committed to making costs as affordable and transparent as possible.

“Fees and charges for any local government services are a matter for local determination based on need and circumstance.

“COSLA fully recognises that this is a sensitive issue and would be happy to work with Scottish Government and those involved in the funeral business to consider whether any general guidance around the issue may be useful.

“We are also working with the Scottish Government on Funeral Expense Allowances, part of newly devolved social security powers, that will help low income families better manage the costs they face.”

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Thu, 17/05/2018 - 17:00