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Garden Burials – are they Legal

Garden Burials – can I bury my wife in the garden? Garden burials aren’t wildly popular, for the simple reason that it would probably be impossible to sell a normal house with a human body in the garden!  We haven’t yet been asked to arrange a funeral plan for a home burial. Apparently, Environment Agency …

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Cremation regulations update 2016

Cremation Regulations Update Written Ministerial Statement made by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Victims, Youth and Family Justice, Dr Phillip Lee. I am today announcing that new regulations regarding cremation in England and Wales have been laid before Parliament. The Cremation (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 will come into effect on 1 …

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Infant Cremations Ministers Statement

Written Ministerial Statement on Infant Cremations made by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women, Equalities and Family Justice, Caroline Dinenage. Today the government is publishing its response to the recent consultation on infant cremations, which sought views on proposals for a number of changes to the Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008, and …

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Co-op Funerals – an odd thing to do

Co-op Funerals agree sale of crematoria as it focuses on core funeral homes business. Stephen Pett of the Prepaid Funeral Review says “This is an odd move by the Co-op Funerals division.  Why on earth would you sell major assets to your biggest competitor. And then be forced to use them anyway. See if you …

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