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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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Large Co-op signs Fair Funerals pledge

East of England Co-op – which covers Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex – signs all 47 of their funeral branches

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How should government tackle funeral poverty?

This new report to the Scottish Government sets out far ranging recommendations to tackle funeral poverty 

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Committee of MPs investigate funeral poverty

Today was the final live evidence session held by the 

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Reform support for bereaved people in poverty, urge charities

Today members of the Funeral Poverty Alliance wrote to the Minister of State in the Department of Work a

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Ten per cent of funeral directors sign the Fair Funerals pledge

Only six months after we launched our Fair Funerals pledge, more than 10% of the entire funeral industry has

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Fair Funerals on the BBC Breakfast sofa

Fair Funerals’ Campaign Manager, Heather Kennedy, talking funeral poverty on the BBC Breakfast sofa.

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Major inquiry into bereavement benefit failings

Today Frank Field MP, Chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee announced an inquiry into benefits that support bereaved peop

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Cost of public health funerals increases by 30 per cent

The spiralling cost of funerals is now taking its toll on the public purse.

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