The cost of burial vaults is rising for everyone, but it is the Muslim community protesting. Though not a religious requirement, the concrete-lined vaults are the preferred choice of Muslims. Therefore, any increase in charges amounts to discrimination:
DERBY City Council has accepted that it was at fault for failing to consult the Muslim community over plans to increase the charge for burial vaults by £1,100.
Currently, anyone who wants a vault – mainly used by Muslims – pays about £295.
But the council says the real cost is nearer £1,400.