Submitted by Heather on Thu, 08/09/2016 - 15:14
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.
We're calling on the Chancellor Philip Hammond to #BurytheDebt for grieving families by raising the state funeral fund. The fund has shrunk and now covers less than half the cost of a basic funeral, pushing people into serious poverty and debt.
Submitted by Heather on Mon, 10/07/2017 - 11:54
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.
Submitted by Heather on Wed, 03/05/2017 - 11:45
This is a critical time to persuade the government to take action on funeral poverty.
Submitted by Heather on Thu, 09/03/2017 - 16:47
Under a new schemes to be introduced in April, bereavement benefits will be cut for most parents who lose their partner.
Submitted by Cara on Mon, 23/01/2017 - 13:43
Today we held a parliamentary drop-in event for MPs, calling on their support for a child funeral fund, to spare grieving parents the added trauma of funeral poverty.
Submitted by Heather on Wed, 21/12/2016 - 21:07
A parliamentary petition calling for an end to children's funeral fees has received more MP signatures than any other for the whole of 2016. The ‘Early Day Motion’ (EDM) has been signed by 152 MPs
Submitted by Heather on Wed, 14/12/2016 - 15:41
A group of MPs are calling for proper regulation for funeral plans which are not always as good value as they seem.
Submitted by Heather on Fri, 02/12/2016 - 17:30
An MP whose 8 year old son died has spoken out for the thousands of parents who can’t afford a funeral.
Submitted by Heather on Thu, 24/11/2016 - 11:45
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?