Issue details

Increase in Fees & Charges 2024/25 - Schedule of Fees and Charges within the Environment and Climate Change Directorate - Bereavement Services

This will be an officer delegated decision (Financial Procedure Rule 11) and will be recorded in the Councils forward plan.


The Quarter 1 Corporate Financial Monitoring Report approved by Cabinet on 15 August 2023 sets out the Council’s current financial position within the current economic climate, and highlights management actions to be progressed, which includes under the section headed General fund, point 7.2 highlight a number of management actions including “increasing all discretionary fees and charges by at least the prevailing rate of inflation where it is considered possible to do so”.


Additionally, under the Council’s Financial Procedure Rules, fees and charges must be reviewed at least once per annum.


Bereavement Services fees and charges will therefore increase by 6.7% (CPI) from Monday 5th February 2024.



Background papers – Quarter 1 Corporate Financial Monitoring Report 15 August 2023


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects 2 or more wards;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/11/2023

Decision due: 18 Dec 2023 by Strategic Director for Adults and Health

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Communities

Lead director: Service Director - Culture & Visitor Economy

Contact: Jenny Frear, Head of Venue Management Email:, Paul Hawkins Email:

Members/Officers Involved: Cllr Cathy Scott – Leader, Cllr Mussarat Pervaiz – Cabinet Lead for Communities, Richard Parry – Strategic Director for Health and Adults, Adele Poppleton – Service Director for Culture and Visitor Economy, Jenny Frear – Head of Venues, Paul Hawkins – Operational Manager, Peter Margrave – Bereavement Services Manager