Funeral services provider Dignity reported an increase in underlying profit for the nine months ended 30 September as it acquired new funeral locations.
Underlying operating profit rose to £48.4 for the 39 weeks to September from £45m the year before. Revenue for the period rose 7.3% to £155.8m.
Dignity said it has acquired three funeral locations and seven new satellite locations have been opened since July.
A CONTROVERSIAL scheme to privatise the management of Haringey's cemeteries and crematorium will begin early next year after a contractor was chosen.
The plan to hand the day-to-day running of the cemeteries in Wood Green and Tottenham, and Enfield Crematorium to private firm Dignity plc was agreed by councillors in November last year to save money.
The council decided on the move to avoid having to find at least £6.6m in the next five years to invest in the service to meet emissions targets and to find new burial plots.
PLANS to expand Weston’s crematorium have provoked an angry reaction from nearby residents, who say that using their road for construction traffic will present a variety of dangers.
Dignity Funerals has applied to build a new cemetery and memorial gardens next to the current site on Ebdon Road, Worle as well as a 75-space car park.
The Weston Mercury