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Parental Bereavement Pay and Leave Bill

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill

On 29 June, the House of Lords will debate the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill. Introduced by Kevin Hollinrake MP following campaigns from bereaved parent Lucy Herd and many others, the Bill would give employed parents the right to...

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,...