Explaining Ash CashApril 20, 2008 Tim WorstallBooks1 CommentBeats coffins with fingernail scratches on the inside of the top lid. previousTee HeenextBritblog Roundup # 166 1 thought on “Explaining Ash Cash” j knowles January 14, 2010 at 2:03 am Once the undertaker has collected the body he will leave a cheque for you with patient affairs to cover the cost of your time. This is colloquially known as ‘ash cash’. The amount varies from region to region, but is usually approximately £45–55. In some trusts a percentage is skimmed off, which goes directly into the mess fund or, on rare occasions, all ash cash goes directly to the mess fund (hard luck – I hope you get some good parties! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.