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Government drops plans to hike probate fees paid by bereaved families ahead of general election

Controversial plans to raise fees paid by bereaved families are to be scrapped ahead of the general election. Probate fees, which are the charges paid to the government when someone dies and the executor of their estate gathers their assets to distribute to beneficiaries of a will, had been due to rise to up [...]

By |2018-12-14T16:12:27+01:00December 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Parents grieving their dead newborns let down by patchy NHS support, major review warns

Families grieving the deaths of their newborn children are being let down by under-resourced and inconsistent NHS maternity units lacking specialist support and facilities, a major audit of neonatal care has found. Parents who have lost a child will remember the days after for the rest of their lives and small details can have a profound impact on [...]

By |2018-12-14T15:45:21+01:00December 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Funeral industry faces investigation over soaring prices

Funeral industry faces investigation over soaring prices Britain's funeral industry is facing a major investigation from the competition watchdog after findings found the price of a funeral had risen by three times the rate of inflation in just 10 years. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said the huge rise in the price of [...]

By |2018-12-14T15:57:21+01:00November 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

More than half of employees feel pressure to return to work after a bereavement, new study shows

More than half of people feel pressured to return to work after a bereavement, according to a new report. Research by Co-op Funeralcare also found that two in five adults felt isolated when they went back to their job after losing a loved one. A third of the 2,000 adults surveyed said they needed more [...]

By |2018-12-14T15:43:12+01:00November 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments