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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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What happens if you’re ‘just about managing’ and someone dies?

When Theresa May made her first speech as Prime Minister, she vowed to help families who were “just about managing” (JAM). But what happens if you’re ‘just about managing’ and someone dies?

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Fund funerals for grieving parents, says Jeremy Corbyn

Theresa May rejects Labour's plea to lift the financial burden on grieving parents, but her words suggests she has a lot to learn about funeral poverty.

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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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