Ask your MP to take part in funeral poverty debate

The NAFD is encouraging funeral directors and members of the public to urge MPs to take part in tomorrow’s (Wednesday, 14 September) Parliamentary debate on the Social Fund Funeral Payment.

In desperate need of reform, the Funeral Payment covers all necessary disbursement costs in full, but since 2003 has only provided £700 towards other costs, most notably, funeral directors’ fees (including collection of the deceased and provision of a hearse), a coffin and a memorial. These costs have all been affected by inflation.

The NAFD has prepared this information pack for politicians – please feel free to download and share with your MP.

If you are unsure of your MP’s contact details simply enter your postcode here.

The debate begins at 9.30am and takes place in Westminster Hall. It should be broadcast live at parliamentlive.tv/Commons.