Government response to the consultation on crematoria

On 8 April, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government [“MHCLG”] and the Minister for Faith, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, announced the Government’s conclusions following the review of crematoria provision and facilities. Cremations have become more and more common: in 2017 there were 467,748 cremations, representing just over three-quarters of all deaths, and each crematorium had an average of 1,607 cremations. The review into the size and provision of crematoria facilities was announced in autumn 2015 and a formal review was published alongside the 2016 March Budget. Continue reading