Change is coming
As of today, the Fair Funerals campaign will no longer be running.
The Prime Minister has announced that England is to follow Wales’s lead and scrap children’s funeral fees.
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Family Support, Housing & Child Maintenance, Kit Malthouse MP, has this week announced reforms to his Department for Work and Pensions' funeral payment.
When Fair Funerals launched the #BurytheDebt campaign, it was our simple aim that the funeral fund be raised so it covered the cost of a basic funeral.
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.
Funeral poverty is rising and the government are spending less than ever to help grieving people who can't afford a funeral.
Every successful campaign needs good photos to illustrate why it matters to people.
Funeral plans are supposed to act as a sort of savings scheme to make sure that people’s funeral costs are going to be covered.
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.