MPs are strongly influenced by the concerns and opinions of their constituents and one of the best ways of pushing funeral poverty up the agenda is writing to your MP. Click here to download a template letter to your MP raising concerns about funeral poverty that we encourage you to adapt in your own words.
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New research shows that the government are spending less money on the funeral fund than they have in ten years. The fund, which was established in 1989 to cover the cost of a basic funeral for families who would be otherwise unable to afford one, has shrunk and now covers less than half the cost of a basic funeral. This pushes grieving families into crippled poverty and debt.
Would you write to your MP asking them to contact the Secretary of State David Gauke?