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The Walking Debt

Funeral director Jonathan Robinson has completed his walk to raise attent

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PM announces end to child funeral fees after #ChildrensFuneralFund campaign

The Prime Minister has announced that England is to follow Wales’s lead and scrap children’s funeral fees.

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Ministers tell hard up grieving families to have a pauper’s funeral

A grant to help the poorest grieving families pay funeral costs hasn’t been increased in fifteen years, it was reported this week.

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New Minister: Same refusal to raise the funeral fund

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Family Support, Housing & Child Maintenance, Kit Malthouse MP, has this week announced reforms to his Department for Work and Pensions' funeral payment.

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Budget fails to lift people out of funeral poverty

When Fair Funerals launched the #BurytheDebt campaign, it was our simple aim that the funeral fund be raised so it covered the cost of a basic funeral.

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'A sticking plaster on a broken bone': Government ignore pressure to raise funeral fund

The government have ignored calls from bereaved people, MPs, charities and the funeral industry to raise the funeral fund to cover the cost of a funeral.

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Funeral poverty booms as government funeral fund shrinks

Funeral poverty is rising and the government are spending less than ever to help grieving people who can't afford a funeral.

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Your family photos can help us end funeral poverty!

Every successful campaign needs good photos to illustrate why it matters to people. 

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Large funeral company responds to call for online pricing

One of the largest funeral providers in the UK have

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Aggressive upselling of funeral plans sparks call for regulation

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.

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Government taking action to fix the broken funeral fund

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.

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Huge upsurge in online price transparency

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.

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