New special issues at a special price

To celebrate our third birthday we’ve gathered together our best articles from the last two years into two special issues.   For people in the first year of widowhood we have First Year Essentials.   It is a bumper 324 pages with no adverts. You’ll find practical advice and personal stories, with a special section on getting through the holidays and another on funerals and … Continue reading New special issues at a special price

Issue 10

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Politicians talk funeral poverty

Stories of families being unable to afford funerals have hit the headlines. The campaign for Fair Funerals has won awards and the support of a national newspaper. But what are the politicians doing?   The subject has attracted cross-party support and several parliamentarians have been working hard to alleviate the suffering of those most in need but there is still a lot of work to … Continue reading Politicians talk funeral poverty

Westminster

On Tuesday politicians discussed funeral poverty

In Westminster Hall on Tuesday 13th October 2015, Paul Maynard MP organised a debate on funeral poverty. There was cross-party consensus that the current system must be improved. Many of the MPs who spoke, cited examples of funeral poverty in their constituencies and many also praised the work done by Quaker Social Action in campaigning against funeral poverty. You can read excellent coverage of who … Continue reading On Tuesday politicians discussed funeral poverty

Changes to police and firefighters’ survivors pensions in Scotland

On the 5th of October the rules in Scotland changed for widows and widowers of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.   As of that date, they will be entitled to receive their deceased partner’s pension for life. Previously the pension was withdrawn if the deceased partner remarried, entered a civil partnership or, in the case of the police pension, was … Continue reading Changes to police and firefighters’ survivors pensions in Scotland