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Parental Bereavement Pay and Leave Bill

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill

Employed parents who have lost a child will for the first time get statutory paid leave to grieve under a proposed new law. The government expects employers to be compassionate and flexible at such a difficult time, but not...

Death, Dying and Devolution

This policy brief reviews policy areas associated with death, dying and bereavement within the context of devolution. It focuses on the national and regional delegation of power, resources and authority across the UK and the implications of this for those...

Social Fund’s Funeral Expenses Payment Scheme Reforms

This consultation presents proposed reforms to the Funeral Expenses Payments scheme, and asks for feedback on the changes. The package of reforms is largely focused on clarifying issues around eligibility and making the process for claiming Funeral Expenses Payments...

Changes to Bereavement Payments

The scheme of payments for bereaved spouses and civil partners changed on 6 April 2017. For the first time, widowed people under 45 without children will receive support. However, the majority of those with children will be worse off,...