Assistance with child burial and cremation costs in England

The Government has laid Regulations to bring into operation the Children’s Funeral Fund in England on 23 July 2019. The Fund will reduce the financial burden for families by reimbursing funeral costs directly to burial authorities, cremation authorities and funeral directors. It is estimated that 3,800 children die under the age of 18 in England every year and there are a further 2,700 stillbirths.

Under the fund arrangements, no bereaved family will have to pay the fees for a child’s cremation or burial or for a number of prescribed associated expenses. Continue reading