Crematorium 'cashing in'

MPs have accused a company of "cynically" cashing in on a crematorium's celebrity status. Golders Green crematorium in north London is the last resting place of the remains of Sigmund Freud, Peter Sellers and Rudyard Kipling, among other notables.

A Commons early day motion tabled by Labour MP Ken Livingstone has expressed "amazement" at the "outrageous" charges levied on grieving relatives for the crematorium's services. The motion accuses the London Cremation Company of "cynically exploiting the celebrity status" of its previous clients. The motion highlights the pounds 225 fee for a cremation at Golders Green, compared with the pounds 150 charged at nearby Kensal Green Crematorium.