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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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Government taking action to fix the broken funeral fund

The government have announced plans to make their funeral fund simpler and fairer. The fund is available to some people who would otherwise been unable to afford a funeral.

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What happens when someone you love dies and you can't afford a funeral?

Student Alex Craven writes about losing his husband Paul, being unable to afford a funeral.

By Alex Craven

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Funeral poverty – what to ask your election candidates!

This is a critical time to persuade the government to take action on funeral poverty.

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Welsh Govermnent scrap child funeral fees

Today the Welsh Government have announced plans to scrap fees for children's funerals. This follows a determined, passionate campaign led by Carolyn Harris MP who lost her own young son and found she was unable to afford to bury him.

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Increase funeral grant to cover a basic funeral, say MPs

MPs grilled the government this week over their lack of progress in tackling funeral poverty.

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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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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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Who cares for the carers? The extreme hardship hitting bereaved carers

By Michael Egan

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