Destitute burials

Destitute burials and deaths reported to the Government Legal Department

Hinckley Cemetery landscape

Where an individual dies without making a valid last will (known as being intestate) and/or without next of kin to manage their estate, the council may be asked to arrange the funeral (this is known as a destitute burial) and may also pass details of the individual's estate to the Government Legal Department

The Government Legal Department collects information for the purposes of dealing with the administration of the estates of persons who die intestate and without known next of kin, and who hold estates worth more than £5,000.

A spreadsheet listing details of destitute burials, deaths reported to the Government Legal Department and deaths where no next of kin have been identified is provided on this page. The spreadsheet is updated after each destitute burial.

In response to Freedom of Information requests on this subject, this page fulfils obligations under section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (information intended for future publication).

Last updated: ‎24‎/‎11‎/‎2017‎ ‎11‎:‎35‎