Louise Eaton-Terry, funeral cost expert at Royal London comments on the Scottish Government’s announcement to raise the Funeral Support Payment to £1,000 from 1 April
Notes to editors
- Royal London’s National Funeral Cost Index report in 2019 revealed the average cost of a funeral in Scotland was £3,537. This leaves an average shortfall of more than £2,000 if families are successful in applying for the Funeral Support Payment.
- More information on the Scottish benefit can be found here: https://www.gov.scot/news/funeral-support-payment-to-be-increased/
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