Department of Work and Pensions

'A sticking plaster on a broken bone': Government ignore pressure to raise funeral fund

The government have ignored calls from bereaved people, MPs, charities and the funeral industry to raise the funeral fund to cover the cost of a funeral.

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Funeral poverty booms as government funeral fund shrinks

Funeral poverty is rising and the government are spending less than ever to help grieving people who can't afford a funeral.

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