Babies , children and persons under 18
There are currently different schemes for England, Wales and for Scotland.
- Wales has a scheme in place, whereby no fees should be charged for the burial of a child or person under the age of 18,
which we support
- In England, the Prime Minister has announced the same initiative (PM's announcement). The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that the detailed policy for implementation of the Children’s Funeral Fund for England, which will determine the timetable, is being developed and will be announced in due course.
- the Scottish Government’s funeral costs plan does not make any specific commitments on reducing the cost of children’s funerals
What is included
What is not included
The wider costs of a funeral such as:
England and Scotland
We await details of the scheme from the Department of Justice, and commitments from the Scottish Government, until when:
Babies and small children's burials (coffins under 1.2m long):
Larger children's burials (coffins over 1.2m long) will be charged at standard prices.
Please lobby your MP/MSP to bring England and Scotland into line with Wales...
If you wish to reserve adjacent plots* please let us know and we will mark up the register plan accordingly. The cost of reserving the plots can be spread over a time period to suit you - see here.
* except at Henley, where new tree growth and woodland creation makes reserving adjacent plots impractical.
[updated 15 Oct 2018]