FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

30 April 2021

• Please can you provide figures for each individual financial year from 2010/11 to 2020/21 on the number of Public Health Funerals (aka paupers funerals) carried out by the local authority under the Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984 or as many years of data as you have available?
• Please could you provide for each individual financial year from 2010/11 to 2020/21 the average of cost of providing a Public Health Funeral (aka paupers funeral) carried out by the local authority under the Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984 or as many years of data as you have available?


 



East Herts Council Response

28 May 2021

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

Please can you provide figures for each individual financial year from 2010/11 to 2020/21 on the number of Public Health Funerals carried out by the local authority under the Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984 or as many years of data as you have available? 

A list of Public Health Funerals carried out by East Herts from 2009-2021 can be found on the website here: https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/environmental-health/public-burials

Please also provide for each individual financial year from 2010/11 to 2020/21 the average of cost of providing a Public Health Funeral carried out by the local authority under the Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984 or as many years of data as you have available?

 Average costs of providing a Public Health Funeral 2011/2012

£2073

Average costs of providing a Public Health Funeral 2012/2013

£2308

Average costs of providing a Public Health Funeral 2013/2014

£2317

Average costs of providing a Public Health Funeral 2014/2015

£2330

Average costs of providing a Public Health Funeral 2015/2016

£2608

Average costs of providing a Public Health Funeral 2016/2017

£2359

Average costs of providing a Public Health Funeral 2017/2018

£2682

Average costs of providing a Public Health Funeral 2018/2019

£2935

Average costs of providing a Public Health Funeral 2019/20

 £2080

 Average costs of providing a Public Health Funeral 2020/21

 £1965

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Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

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