Funeral plans are supposed to act as a sort of savings scheme to make sure that people’s funeral costs are going to be covered.
The government have announced plans to make their funeral fund simpler and fairer. The fund is available to some people who would otherwise been unable to afford a funeral.
When we first started campaigning for fairer funerals in 2014, only 10% of funeral directors in the UK had any prices at all on their websites.
Student Alex Craven writes about losing his husband Paul, being unable to afford a funeral.
By Alex Craven
With funeral costs more than doubling in only 10 years, funeral directors are under pressure from the public to be fair and open about what they charge.
This is a critical time to persuade the government to take action on funeral poverty.