Funeral prices in Newcastle could be set to soar under budget cuts
The costs of funerals in Newcastle will rise next year if proposals for a £30m package of council cuts are passed.
Initial proposals will go to consultation on Wednesday, October 12, and the final proposals will be presented in March 2017.
In order to save the large sum of money, bereavement fees will be increased.
The council’s plan for bereavement states: “We will increase bereavement fees in line with neighbouring authorities and will bring together the management of registrars and bereavement to support the Government’s introduction of a new ‘medical examiner system’.”
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