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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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Citizens Advice Scotland slams funeral benefits

A recent report by Citizens Advice Scotland has taken a look at how funeral poverty is affecting people and recommends changes to help those most in need.

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Reform benefits for the bereaved to tackle funeral poverty, say MPs

In a report published today, the Work and Pensions Committee says the UK Government should follow the lead of the Scottish Government

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Major Midlands Co-op signs Fair Funerals pledge

Fair Funerals is pleased to announce that Tamworth Co-operative in the West Midlands is the latest co-op to sign up to our Fair Funerals Pledge.

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Co-op reduces simple funeral costs by 7%

Co-operative Funeralcare has announced they are reducing the price of their ‘Simple Funeral’ by 7%.

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