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Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 98 – Guidance on funeral costs

260.Subsection (1) provides the Scottish Ministers with a power to issue guidance about the costs associated with making arrangements for a funeral. Subsection (2) sets out that any such guidance may in particular cover the desirability of funeral costs being affordable. Subsection (3) requires the Scottish Ministers to consult with burial and cremation authorities and with funeral directors, as well as any persons they consider appropriate, before issuing any guidance under this section. Subsection (4) requires that guidance published under this section is laid before the Scottish Parliament.

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