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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 96 – Licence for funeral director’s business: offences

255.Subsection (1) provides that a person who knowingly carries on a business as a funeral director without a licence commits an offence. Subsection (2) sets out the circumstances in which a person will be considered not to hold a licence. These are that no licence has been issued and that a licence has been issued but has expired without being renewed, or has been suspended or revoked. Subsection (3) provides that a person will also commit an offence if they knowingly or recklessly provide materially false or misleading information in, or in connection with, an application for a licence. By virtue of subsection (4), a person who is convicted of committing an offence under this section will be liable to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

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