- December 8, 2017
- Posted by: Vikki Howells AM
- Category: Latest News
The Welsh Labour Government plans to scrap child burial fees in Wales is welcome news for people in Wales.
Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council already has this policy in place, leading the way for many Councils, and the announcement from the Welsh Government will ensure that this happens throughout Wales. They have signed an understanding with local government to stop charging for the burial of children.
The Welsh Government is making £1.5 million available to local authorities and other providers of cemeteries and crematoria in Wales who agree not to charge on the same basis.
The change comes into force with immediate effect and the First Minister is urging councils to ratify the agreement as soon as possible.
“It is very hard to imagine how difficult it must be for families who have lost a child. It is right that we take this step to support these families and remove one of the many stresses they will be under.”
“I am confident that the agreement between local authorities and Welsh Government will be ratified by local authorities as quickly as possible.”