Labour to Increase Cost of Burials by £2,000

Kirklees Labour must come clean and tell residents exactly what the costs of a burial will be in 5 years time.

What they don’t want to reveal is that their plans will DOUBLE burial costs.

Currently the cost of an adult burial is £1815. This is made up of the cost of the purchase of a grave (£989) and the cost of internment (£826).

Kirklees Labour plan to increase costs of burial EVERY year for the next 5 years. The example the Council gives on the consultation website is for the FIRST year ONLY.

What Labour have hidden are the costs they plan to impose at the end of their 5 years of increases.

  Now Now After 5 years
Purchase of grave plot £989 £1798
Adult internment £826 £1524
Choosing a grave plot £0 £73
Test dig of grave plot £0 £214
Marking a grave £0 £38
Friday afternoon additional cost £0 £107
TOTAL £1815 £3754


There are burials of loved ones from all communities. The charges planned by Labour will be simply unaffordable by many families. This is quite simply a death tax.

Kirklees Liberal Democrats will do all we can to stop these planned rises.

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