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Special payment funeral costs (FOI)

Special payment funeral costs (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 29 June 2018.

Request

The number of so-called paupers' funerals, where the cost is covered by the States as the family of the deceased does not have sufficient funds, that have taken place since 2016.

A breakdown of the number of paupers' funerals in each year since.

Money spent on paupers' funerals since 2016. A breakdown of the amount spent in each year since.

Response

A previous Freedom of Information (FOI) request on this subject was published in June 2016 and is accessible at the following  link:

Funeral costs (FOI)

Further to this previous FOI request, this question has been broken down into:

  • the number of special payments for funeral expenses

  • the value of special payments for funeral expenses

Both questions have been answered in the table below:

​Year​Number of special payments for funeral expenses​Value of special payments for funeral expenses
​2016​35£66,911.38
​2017​28​£52,778.86
​2018 (January to May)​30​£42,092.43

 

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