Burial and cremation fees in Preston to stay the same amid cost of living crisis

Posted on - 24th March, 2024 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, Politics, Preston Council, Preston News, Ribbleton
Preston Cemetery which borders Fishwick and Ribbleton Pic: spudfrawley
Preston Cemetery which borders Fishwick and Ribbleton Pic: spudfrawley

Burial and cremation fees are set to stay the same in Preston amid the cost of living crisis.


The council collects fees and charges for a range of different services, such as bereavement, parking and planning.

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These amounts are reviewed annually as part of theĀ council’s budget setting processĀ in time for the start of the financial year each April, but this time they are due to stay the same.

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Due to the continuing cost-of-living squeeze, council members decided not to apply an inflationary rise to fees for burial and cremation services from April 2024, as would normally be the case. 


Councillor Amber Afzal, cabinet member for planning and regulation at Preston City Council, said: “We all realise the struggle many people continue to face as the rising cost of living shows no signs of slowing down.

“In recognition of this and, at what would be a very difficult time for families, Members took the decision not to apply the annual inflationary rise for our burial and cremations services from April 2024.

“We hope this goes some way to show the Council is committed to helping our residents as much as possible, sometimes at the expense of also much-needed income into the authority.”

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