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Funeral Poverty Consultation

Scottish Government Action on Funeral Poverty



Please click here to find out more information about the discussions which the Scottish Government are hosting this autumn about the rising cost of funerals.

These will include a National Conference on Funeral Poverty which is being held on Wednesday 16 November in Edinburgh. This is an open conference for all interested in the funeral payment and funeral poverty.

If you would like to attend, please contact: although please note that you may be required to join a waiting list if places are full.

A consultation on social security, including funeral payments, in Scotland will close on Friday 28th October. This will help to shape Scotland’s first ever Social Security Bill. There are a variety of ways in which you can complete the consultation. You can view and respond online here or if you are unable to respond online, you will find a copy of an Answer Booklet, along with the Respondent Information Form here.

If you have any queries, please contact To find out more on the new social security powers click here