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Local authorities spent £4m on public health funerals in 2015/16 - an increase of 36% over the past five years - new research has revealed.
Councils in Wales are to receive up to £1.5m in order to scrap burial and cremation fees for children.
Funeral debt has increased to an all-time high as funeral costs increase, research reveals.
A 10-point plan to help people struggling with funeral costs has been launched by Scotland's equalities secretary Angela Constance.
Staff at Hull City Council failed to provide ashes for up to 57 families whose babies had been cremated, an internal investigation has concluded.
William Eichler finds out why an heir hunting company is now offering councils help to cover the cost of paupers' funerals.
The Labour Party has asked the chancellor to allocate £10m in his Autumn Statement to help parents pay for the costs of child funerals.
The chief executive of Aberdeen City Council has vowed to implement a ‘culture change’ of management in the wake of the baby ashes scandal.
The chief executive of Aberdeen City Council has apologised unreservedly after a report heavily criticised how babies were cremated at local facilities.
The cost to councils of a rising number of 'paupers' funerals' has shot up almost 30% in the past four years and now stands at a total of £1.7m, according to new research.