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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 94 – Funeral directors’ businesses: licensing

253.Section 94(1) gives the Scottish Ministers the power to create a licensing scheme covering the operation of funeral directors’ businesses. Subsection (2) provides that a person may not carry on a business as a funeral director unless they hold a licence issued under the scheme in relation to the business. Subsection (3) provides that a person who carries on more than one business as a funeral director must hold a separate licence for each business.

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