A funeral can usually only take place after the death has been registered. Most people use a funeral director, though you can arrange a funeral yourself.
If you’re on a low income
If you’re on a low income you could be eligible for a Funeral Payment, to help to pay for a funeral you're arranging from the Department for Work and Pensions. How much you get depends on your circumstances. More information is available on the GOV.UK website or from your local Job Centre.
If there is no family
For further details please contact the Public Protection Service.
Access public health funeral data
We now publish public health funeral data. This is about people who have died with no known next of kin, bona vacantia estates and estates which have been referred to the Treasury Solicitor, or Duchy of Lancaster or Cornwall. This information is supplied by financial year and the listings contain all information that can be made publicly available.
This data is freely re-usable under the terms at Find open data