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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 63 – Fees for cremation and other services

159.This section allows a cremation authority that is local authority to charge such fees as it thinks fit in respect of a cremation and any other services it provides in relation to cremation. The authority must keep these fees under review. This section applies only to local authority cremation authorities as they require a statutory power to charge fees. Private cremation authorities are able to charge fees for cremations and services relating to cremation without the need for statutory provision.

160.Subsection (3) requires a cremation authority which is a local authority to publish its fees in paper form and on the cremation authority’s website. Subsection (4) also allows the cremation authority to publish its fees in any other place it considers appropriate.

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