Brent named as one of the most expensive places in the country for a burial

PUBLISHED: 17:22 06 June 2013 | UPDATED: 17:23 06 June 2013

Brent is one of the most expensive places in the country for burials

Brent is one of the most expensive places in the country for burials


GMB union expresses concerns over the high cost of dying

Brent has been named today as one of the most expensive local authorities in the country to bury a loved one.

According to the GMB union the cost of a burial plot in one of the boroughs cemeteries was £2,675 – making it the 19th dearest in the nation.

Paul Kenny, general secretary of the GMB, told the union’s annual conference in Plymouth: “At a time when the cost of living occupies most people’s concerns, it will be a real shock to many that the cost of dying is so high.

“While GMB realises that the public are not queuing up to test the services, it remains a fact that few have any idea of how much even a simple burial or cremation actually costs.”

Lambeth was the most expensive local authority the country with a price of £5,329.

Last year Brent Council raised the price of a memorial or headstone by six per cent and hiked the cost of hiring a chapel by 6.6 per cent.

In addition the cost of cancelling or arriving more than 20 minutes later to bury your loved one was increased by 6.5 per cent.

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