As many of you know I used to work in Registration and at the time of leaving a copy birth, death or marriage certificate was £3.50, if from a current or open register, and £7 if the register had been archived.
I have need of a certificate and phoned yesterday to be told that ALL certificates are now £11 each across the board, current or old.
I had always understood that councils are not supposed to make profit from services to the public (I could be wrong) but even so I cannot see how they can justify this enormous cost when sometimes people may need 10 or 12 death certificates.
It takes less than 2 minutes to print off a computerised certificate and even pre computer entries can be inputted and printed and then future copies even quicker to produce.
When I began my career registration was a service, now it is a business, so so wrong.
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