There are now new rules applying to death certificates in Scotland. Among the positive changes, cremation fees have been abolished. Families no longer have to pay £170 fees for cremation forms that doctors previously signed to give permission for a body to be cremated.
Assisted Suicide Bill vote in Scotland
MSPs in the Scottish Parliament yesterday (27 May 2015) debated and rejected the Assisted Suicide Bill for Scotland by 82 votes to 36. Shame. The Bill would have offered people with terminal illness control at the end – the ability to get the help of a doctor to end their life.
Assisted Suicide vote in Scotland
The date for the first Assisted Suicide vote in the Scotland has been set for 27 May. This has been announced in the middle of Dying Matters Awareness Week. This is an historic event and we hope you will engage in this incredibly important decision by sharing your views with your MSP. This message has […]
Assisted Suicide Bill Scotland
The Assisted Suicide Bill in Scotland is going through its motions. MSPs will have a free vote in May. Many of us will live longer – but it may be quantity rather than quality we get. If you want to be in control, be informed and let your MSP know your views. It could matter to you more than you think.
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
The Scottish Parliament has carried out a public consultation to invite broad views on the subject of Assisted Dying. These are now in. They have published a report that pulls together the outcomes.