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The Fair Funerals pledge - what difference has it made?

To mark the one year anniversary of the Fair Funerals pledge we conducted a thorough review to assess its impact and explore how it could be developed an

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Go Compare the funeral? How useful are funeral comparison sites?

Emily Engel works for the Kensington and Chelsea Citizens Advice Bureau as head of social policy in the research and campaign team. 

When she discovered several new funeral price comparison sites, she decided to check them out…

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MP grilled over lack of progress on funeral poverty

Politicians from across different parties came together in the House of Commons to share their concerns about the vast swathes of people who can’t afford a decent send off, and voice their frustrat

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Funeral costs soar ten times higher than the cost of living

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MPs to debate funeral poverty - make sure they act!

Next Wednesday 14th Sept at 9:30am Parliament will debate funeral poverty.

We need you to contact your MP and let them know you're worried about funeral poverty.

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Does your local funeral director have open prices?

Kath Inkpen works as a Campaigns and Research Co-ordinator at Citizens Advice St Helens - she found out first hand how difficult it was to get funeral directors to talk about price.

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Who cares for the carers? The extreme hardship hitting bereaved carers

By Michael Egan

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Funeral directors challenged to put prices on their website

Today the Fair Funerals campaign challenges the funeral industry to be open and transparent about their prices, calling on them to make prices available online.

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Government respond to damning cross-party recommendations

Today the government responded to the recommendations made by a cross-party committee of MPs on the system of support they provide to bereaved people.

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Another Co-op signs Fair Funerals pledge

Today we’re pleased to announce that Chelmsford Star Co-op has also signed the pledge. Its seven funeral branches based across mid-Essex and some have been operating since 1936.

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Admin assistant volunteer needed

Over the last year the Fair Funerals campaign has grown to bring the issue of funeral poverty to the top of the agenda. We wouldn’t have achieved that success without the help of our many volunteers.

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Starting the big conversation - how to talk about death and money

Death and money are still the two things that we’d rather not talk about – put them together in funeral poverty and the silence is deafening.

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