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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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'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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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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