I had a chat today with a Final Flinger about how to pay for funeral for a friend. He’s dying. She’s supporting. Both are worrying about how to pay for the funeral. And that’s the last thing they should be worrying about right now when they have just a little time left together.
Paying for a funeral
Funeral payments consultation
A funeral payments consultation is underway in Scotland. It’s part of a broader 13 week Social Security Consultation that Scottish Government is carrying out as it shapes its first ever Social Security Bill. The consultation closes on Friday, 28 October 2016. The legislation is due to be introduced to the Scotland Parliament by June 2017. The […]
Funeral poverty and Smith Commission
The Smith Commission Report, released today, could impact on funeral poverty and social fund payments in Scotland.
Funeral payments are likely to fall under control of the Scottish Parliament, though Bereavement Payments are set to stay with Westminster
What a funeral plan covers
It can be helpful to take the burden off family by paying for a funeral – or the core costs – up front. Find out what a funeral plan covers.
Savings and investments
There are lots of choices of where to save or invest your money to make your end of life better or leave a healthy legacy. You should usually look to use your tax free allowances first. Find out about the options and the pros and cons.
A funeral plan is one way of saving up for a funeral. It can help reduce the burden on family at the time of death. Check what it costs, what it covers, what the options are.