CAMEO would like to apologise for the delay in payments to abated participants.

26 October 2015 – CAMEO will be working with HSKS Greenhalgh Business Advisors in order to conduct a scheme audit. Over the next few months you may be contacted by a member of the HSKS team in order to requested a copy of your cremator reports. As soon as we are given confirmation of the crematoria that will be involved in the audit we will contact you directly to discuss the process.

12 October 2015 – we have now received all monies due and will be making payments to participants over the next month.  If you do not receive your payment we will be contacting you in order to ensure your details are correct.

2005 Defra introduced a requirement for the cremation industry to remove mercury from 50% of cremations. The national target, based on the available science, achieves a proportionate response for removing mercury from cremations, whilst not burdening the bereaved with excessive cost and the possibility of closing of local crematoria.

Along with the 50% target the principle of “burden sharing” was introduced, a process whereby Operators who could install abatement plant do so, and the cost is shared with those could not install such abatement equipment. Defra recognised this as the most equitable way of achieving the target, whilst the cost or “burden” is shared by the entire sector.

CAMEO was created in 2006 as the lead organisation, providing and managing a national burden sharing scheme.

Details of the burden sharing scheme are set out in the Articles of Association and Scheme Rules.

Contact us to find out how to participate.

Megan Williams
CAMEO Administrator

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