Church welcomes funeral poverty plan

Funeral Poverty

The Church of Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of a 10-point plan to tackle funeral poverty.

The plan will create a funeral expense assistance benefit and a social innovation fund to help people in poverty cover funeral expenses, as well as creating opportunities for people to save for their funerals, according to the announcement from Angela Constance, the Scottish Government’s Equalities Secretary.

More details on the Church’s response to the funeral poverty plan