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Dear Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council,

I would like the information to cover the last five years and be broken down by year for residents and non residents:
I would like to know the cost of the council’s fees and charges for burials over this period broken down by religious believes ( Muslims,Christians, Jewish Hindu etc).
I would like to know how much revenue the council has raised from burial charges over this period, broken down by religious believes ( Muslims,Christians, Jewish Hindu etc)along with actual cost to the council.
I would like to know the projected cost for the periods 2018-2019 and 2020-2021

Yours faithfully,

Sabir Esa

Yours faithfully,

Sabir Esa

Freedom Of Info, Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Sabir Esa

I acknowledge with thanks your request for information held by Bolton
Council received at this office on 28/12/2017.

This request will be considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and may take up to 20 working days to be processed (although we will
endeavour to provide the information as quickly as possible).

Please be advised that if an exemption applies to the information that you
have requested, the statutory period may be exceeded in accordance with
the provisions of the act.

Please retain the reference number RFI 000048 for any future enquiries
regarding this matter.

Many thanks

The Information Governance Team

                                                     

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Freedom Of Info, Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Sabir Esa,
 
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act
2000/Environmental Information Regulations
 
Thank you for your request for information held by Bolton Council received
at this office on 28^th December 2017.
 
You requested:
 
I would like the information to cover the last five years and be broken
down by year for residents and non-residents:
I would like to know the cost of the council’s fees and charges for
burials over this period broken down by religious believes (Muslims,
Christians, Jewish Hindu etc)
I would like to know how much revenue the council has raised from burial
charges over this period, broken down by religious believes ( Muslims,
Christians, Jewish Hindu etc) along with actual cost to the council
I would like to know the projected cost for the periods 2018-2019 and
2020-2021
 
Unfortunately from your recent correspondence we are unable to identify
the information you have requested and we require some further details
from you in order to progress your request. In particular, it would be
useful to know:-
 

* In your request you have stated you would like the information to
cover the last 5 years, could please state whether it is calendar
years, financial years or from a certain date?

 
Please advise us of how you wish to proceed with your request by
contacting [1][email address]
 
Should you have any queries or require any further advice or assistance in
making your request, please contact [2][email address]
 
If no clarification is received within three months of the date of this
email, we will assume that you have decided not to pursue this request for
information and we will close the request.  Please retain reference number
RFI 000048  for any further communication.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
 
Debbie Hinsley
Information Governance Officer
Information Governance Team
1^st Floor, Town Hall
Bolton, BL1 1RU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Freedom Of Info, Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Sabir Esa

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

In response to your request for information received at this office on
28^th December 2017, please see Bolton Councils response below for part of
your request, part is not held and part we require clarification.

 

You requested:

 

I would like the information to cover the last five years and be broken
down by year for residents and non-residents:

 

I would like to know the cost of the council’s fees and charges for
burials over this period broken down by religious beliefs ( Muslims,
Christians, Jewish Hindu etc).

I would like to know how much revenue the council has raised from burial
charges over this period, broken down by religious believes ( Muslims,
Christians, Jewish Hindu etc) along with actual cost to the council.

I would like to know the projected cost for the periods 2018-2019 and
2020-2021

 

Answer:

 

I would like to know the cost of the council’s fees and charges for
burials over this period broken down by religious beliefs ( Muslims,
Christians, Jewish Hindu etc).

 

Please see attached documents for the fees charges for burials for the
last 5 financial years April-March (prices usually increase on 1^st
April). We do not charge any extra fees for non-residents of the Borough
of Bolton and therefore all charges are the same for residents and
non-residents.

 

 

I can confirm there have been no Hindu or Jewish burials in the last five
years. Please see below the numbers for Muslim burials.

 

2017 97 out of a total number of burials of 486

2016 94 of 474

2015 84 of 512

2014 83 of 498

2013 8 of 461

 

I would like to know how much revenue the council has raised from burial
charges over this period, broken down by religious beliefs ( Muslims,
Christians, Jewish Hindu etc) along with actual cost to the council.

Bereavement Services deliver a joint burial/cremation service, sharing
staff and resources. So it is not possible to a separate costs of
delivering burials alone and therefore the information you have requested
is not held.

 

Clarification Required

 

I would like to know the projected cost for the periods 2018-2019 and
2020-2021

 

Please specify what you mean by “projected cost for period 2018/19 to
2020-21. Are you asking for projected costs of operating a burial service
or are you asking for the projected level of fees?  If you are referring
to fees and charges the Council’s general guidance for budgetary purposes
is an increase of 2% on fees and charges for 2018/19.  A decision setting
specific fees and charges for 2018/19 is taken by the Executive Member
during February and information is available via our website once the
report has been approved.

 

If no clarification is received 3 months from the date of this email we
will assume you have decided not to pursue your request and

 

Documents that we provide in response to your request are protected by
copyright. You are free to use them for your own use, including for
non-commercial research purposes. They may also be used for news
reporting. However, any other type of re-use, for example by publishing
the document or issuing copies to the public will require the permission
of the copyright owner.

 

 

Should you have any queries, please contact [1][email address]

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Information Governance Officer

Information Governance Team

1^st Floor, Town Hall

Bolton, BL1 1RU

 

 

This e-mail and any attached files are confidential and may also be
legally privileged. They are intended solely for the intended addressee.
If you are not the addressee please e-mail it back to the sender and then
immediately, permanently delete it. Do not read, print, re-transmit, store
or act in reliance on it. This e-mail may be monitored by Bolton Council
in accordance with current regulations.

This footnote also confirms that this e-mail message has been swept for
the presence of computer viruses currently known to Bolton Council.
However, the recipient is responsible for virus-checking before opening
this message and any attachment.

Unless expressly stated to the contrary, any views expressed in this
message are those of the individual sender and may not necessarily reflect
the views of Bolton Council.

http://www.bolton.gov.uk/

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