And as we emerge from Easter week…
Children’s Funeral Fund for England
On 31 March, the Prime Minister announced the establishment of a Funeral Fund for grieving parents who have lost their child. Under the scheme, parents will no longer have to meet the costs of burials or cremations; instead, fees will be waived by all local authorities and met by Government funding. The intervention brings England in line with Wales and follows a cross-party campaign by bereaved parents to remove fees for funerals of those under the age of 18. [See Comments, below].
Pilot minor repairs fund
Also on 31 March (did no-one in Whitehall realise it was Holy Saturday?), Continue reading