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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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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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