What is the SNP doing to tackle funeral poverty?

We know that funeral costs can push people into poverty – that’s why we’re taking decisive action to tackle this growing issue.

The SNP Scottish Government published a Funeral Costs Plan, which commits to a variety of actions to help tackle funeral poverty and make more affordable funeral options available. You can read the plan here.

Since then, we have introduced the Funeral Support Payment. This new benefit provides money towards the costs of a funeral for people on certain benefits who are responsible for paying for a funeral – averaging at £1500 per payment.