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Cremation costs vary by hundreds of pounds across UK

Families in parts of the UK are paying hundreds of pounds more to cremate loved ones than others, figures show.

Cremation costs at council-run sites range from £392 to £960 and have risen by nearly a fifth since 2015.

Experts said it was likely people in areas where charges were higher would have to pay, as grieving people tended not to shop around for a cheaper area.

Council fees are mostly reinvested in cemeteries and crematoria, according to the Local Government Association.

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