Municipal funerals

A funeral can usually only take place after the death has been registered. Most people use a funeral director, though you can arrange a funeral yourself.

Low-income families

If you’re on a low income, you could be eligible for a Funeral Payment. You can use it to help pay for a funeral and is delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions.

How much you get depends on your circumstances. More information is available on GOV.UK.

Funeral payments on GOV.UK

No family to arrange a funeral

If there is no family to arrange or pay for a funeral, please contact us using the details on this page.​

Data on public health funerals

We publish public health funeral data. This is about people who have died with no known next of kin, bona vacantia estates and estates which have been referred to the Treasury Solicitor, or Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall. 

This information is supplied by financial year and the listings contain all information that can be made publicly available.