Grief-stricken families will count the cost

A MORPETH funeral director has accused a council of cashing in on grieving families for sending funeral costs soaring.

Northumberland County Council wrote to funeral directors last week to inform them of huge rises in the cost of cremations, burials and graves, with immediate effect.

The move sees a standard charge for cremation increase from £407 to £580, marking a 43 per cent rise.


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