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Burial, cremation charges for children removed

Published7th March 2018

All Ipswich Borough Council burial and cremation charges for Ipswich children under 18 have been removed.

The decision, which takes immediate effect, was made by the Council’s Executive last night (Tuesday), following a motion at full Council that was supported unanimously.

The motion read: “Losing a child is an extremely difficult time for parents and guardians and we would like to reduce their burden of a sudden and unexpected cost when they are going through such tragic and devastating grief. This Council therefore requests that, at the earliest possible opportunity, a report is brought to Executive setting out changes to the Council’s fees and charges which will remove the cost for parents and guardians of burial and cremation fees of Ipswich children under 18 years of age.”