By Sean Poulter for the Daily Mail
Published: 01:55 GMT, 8 January 2020 | Updated: 08:30 GMT, 8 January 2020
Organisers of 'pauper funerals' are refusing to allow relatives to attend – and even charging them for their loved ones' ashes.
With families now having to find around £4,000 for the most basic of funerals, many are unable to pay for a service at all. In this event, a public health funeral is held.
These do not normally include a ceremony, but see a basic coffin provided, as well as a funeral director to manage transport.