Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Cremation Certificates

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 10th May 2007.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of John Healey John Healey The Financial Secretary to the Treasury 10:30 am, 10th May 2007

The answer is yes. I can confirm that where fees charged by doctors for completing cremation forms are within the scope of VAT and are, from 1 May, no longer covered by the medical services exemption, VAT is still not chargeable. This is covered by the exemption in relation to services for burials and cremations. My hon. Friend is chair of the all-party funerals and bereavement group, and I hope that he and the other members of the group will welcome the announcement.