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06 September 2016
First Minister promises action on funeral costs

In her Programme for Government, announced today in the Scottish Parliament, the First Minister stated 

"We will work with the funeral sector and stakeholders to address the costs of funerals and other recommendations made in the report of the Scottish Working Group on Funeral Poverty. To inform this, we will be hosting stakeholder round-tables and a national conference and we will publish a funeral costs plan. In the longer term we will consider plans for a funeral bond."

The Working Group looks forward to continuing to work with the Scottish Government in the implementation of this commitment.

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