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.
Under a new schemes to be introduced in April, bereavement benefits will be cut for most parents who lose their partner.
MPs grilled the government this week over their lack of progress in tackling funeral poverty.
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
A group of MPs are calling for proper regulation for funeral plans which are not always as good value as they seem.
An MP whose 8 year old son died has spoken out for the thousands of parents who can’t afford a funeral.