One of the problems local councils face is deciding how much to charge for cemeteries. There is nothing simple about this. We went through the exercise probably 2 years ago now, comparing our prices to other local councils around the area. No one wants to be known as the most expensive; we tried to pitch our prices in the middle, but the goalposts keep moving as the latest information from other councils is always changing. There almost ought to be a nationally set scale of fees. Houghton Regis fees: http://tllg.net/4dch. Westminster City Council fees: http://tllg.net/zo7S.
Thankfully not an issue I’ve had to worry about, yet it’s one that is often of concern as people struggle to find the money to give a loved one an appropriate send off. What I’d not really appreciated until seeing the analysis from Sun Life (a client at work) is quite how quickly the costs can add up: