NAFD Chief Executive Alan Slater and Debbie Kerslake, Chief Executive of Cruse Bereavement Care, have delivered a joint letter to No.10 Downing Street calling for the ‘other funeral expenses’ element of the Social Fund Funeral Payment to be index linked to inflation – a first step to fairness in tackling funeral poverty.

Over the last few months, the NAFD has been meeting politicians and other interested groups to seek support for the index link campaign.  The joint letter, signed by Alan Slater and Debbie Kerslake, is an important step forward – combining the voice of the funeral profession with the leading bereavement charity in the UK.

The NAFD will continue to work with Cruse and other interested bereavement groups over the coming months to seek index linking, with the Budget on 18 March 2015 representing an important opportunity to secure this important step forward for bereaved families and the funeral profession.