A baby who’s stillborn after 24 weeks of pregnancy must by law be formally buried or cremated, although a funeral isn’t legally required.
If you live in England, Wales or Scotland, your local council won’t charge you fees for a standard burial or cremation of a child.
Other fees, such a funeral director, flowers and memorial, will still need to be paid.
In England, there is also a £300 contribution towards the price of a coffin, casket or shroud. This can be reclaimed by the funeral director – or, if you’re not using one, by yourself.
In Wales, there’s also a £500 contribution towards the funeral and other related costs such as floral tributes, plaques.
If you’re not using a funeral director, you can claim for some funeral expenses. Find out more on the GOV.UK website
The coronavirus outbreak has imposed serious restrictions on funerals, which makes organising a meaningful ceremony seem difficult. Find out more about what you can do on the Quaker Social Action website