VIDEO: Can the UK government enforce cremation?

A short video produced by Community Legal Education explaining what powers the UK government has to enforce cremation in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

The short explainer video covers:

  • The government’s power to force cremations contained under S.58 Sch 28 of the Coronavirus Act.
  • What circumstances the power may be used according to explanatory notes of the Bill.
  • The ministers assurances that the power would not be used.
  • Concerns raised amongst others including Parliamentarians that the power remained in the Bill prior to it being passed.
  • The overriding government power over a deceased religion or wishes against cremation.
  • The consequences of the power on funeral directors.
  • The importance of having an Islamic will.

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