Scottish Government publishes guidance on funeral costs

On Thursday 16 May, the Scottish Government published guidance to help anyone planning a funeral to be able to make more informed decisions, through clear and consistent information on funeral costs being made readily available.

A number of recommendations were made for funeral directors, burial authorities and cremation authorities. Guidance for councils on the charges they set for funerals and for tackling funeral poverty was also included.

The guidance for funeral directors sets out seventeen recommendations for good practice in relation to pricing transparency and helping families to understand the full range of options available when planning a funeral.

To read the Scottish Government’s full guidance on funeral costs, and their action plan to tackle funeral poverty, please click on the link below: