Taking Stock – Tax on tall corpses is a grave concern.

Relatives of tall people will have to pay a £50 ‘tax’ to bury them according to deadly serious Lancashire county council. The ‘tax’, which will hit corpses over 6ft 4in, has come about because officials say their graves take longer to dig. It will come on top of the burial fee of £328. But a number of furious Councillors have dug their heels in and demanded that the stiff charge should be terminated.

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