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Social Fund Funeral Payments to increase from April

Following years of campaigning from the Funeral Poverty Alliance and many others, the government has increased the Social Fund ‘other funeral expenses’ payment from £700 to £1,000 from April 2020. This payment, made to those on a low income...

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Funeral costs investigation extended

The current stage of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in-depth market investigation into the funerals sector has been extended for six months as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Following publication of its interim report in November 2018,...