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Fair Funerals runner up in campaigners award

Each year, the Sheila Mckechnie Foundation celebrates the best campaigns and campaigners. This may be those working locally or nationally, and from individuals and community groups to people working in large organisations. 

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Welsh Govermnent scrap child funeral fees

Today the Welsh Government have announced plans to scrap fees for children's funerals. This follows a determined, passionate campaign led by Carolyn Harris MP who lost her own young son and found she was unable to afford to bury him.

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Devastating cuts to bereavement support voted through

Despite widespread criticism from bereavement experts and the public, MPs have pressed ahead with changes that will leave many grieving families considerably out of pocket.

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Chancellor refuses to scrap benefit cut to widowed parents

Under a new schemes to be introduced in April, bereavement benefits will be cut for most parents who lose their partner.

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Increase funeral grant to cover a basic funeral, say MPs

MPs grilled the government this week over their lack of progress in tackling funeral poverty.

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Funeral director of the month

We are proud to announce Your Choice Funerals as our very first Fair Funerals funeral director of the month.

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Funeral directors in North East challenged to be fairer

With funeral costs more than doubling in only 10 years, funeral directors are under pr

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MPs flood in to support child funeral fund

Today we held a parliamentary drop-in event for MPs, calling on their support for a child funeral fund, to spare grieving parents the added trauma of funeral poverty.

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Lincolnshire Co-op pledge transparent pricing to help grieving people

Fair Funerals is pleased to announce that Lincolnshire Co-Op have signed up all of their branches to our enhanced Fair Funerals pledge. By signing the ex

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Record number of MPs back end to children’s funeral fees

A parliamentary petition calling for an end to children's funeral fees has received more MP signatures than any other for the whole of 2016. The ‘Early Day Motion’ (EDM)  has been signed by 152 MPs

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Funerals plans must be regulated to protect consumer MPs warn

A group of MPs are calling for proper regulation for funeral plans which are not always as good value as they seem.

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Pressure escalates on government to fund funerals for grieving parents

An MP whose 8 year old son died has spoken out for the thousands of parents who can’t afford a funeral.

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