Submitted by Cara on Wed, 22/11/2017 - 15:31
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.
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 Wed, 30/08/2017 - 10:58
Funeral poverty is rising and the government are spending less than ever to help grieving people who can't afford a funeral.
Submitted by Heather on Mon, 21/08/2017 - 11:58
Every successful campaign needs good photos to illustrate why it matters to people.
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, 28/06/2017 - 15:22
When we first started campaigning for fairer funerals in 2014, only 10% of funeral directors in the UK had any prices at all on their websites.
Submitted by Heather on Thu, 22/06/2017 - 11:53
Student Alex Craven writes about losing his husband Paul, being unable to afford a funeral.
By Alex Craven
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 Wed, 29/03/2017 - 14:03
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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.