Progress to date

The Competition and Markets Authority must carry out its proposed further market investigation into the funeral industry now the exceptional circumstances of the pandemic are passed

There has been no progress on this issue

New regulations must be created setting out minimum standards for public health funerals

There has been no leadership on this issue at national or systems levels. Marie Curie are briefing Councils on the sensitive delivery of public health funerals, in consultation with Quaker Social Action and the National Bereavement Alliance. Liverpool City Council have in response agreed to review their policies and procedures relating to public health funerals to ensure that all people looking to access such funerals are able to do so in a dignified manner.

Funeral Expenses Payment must be extended to currently excluded groups including students

There has been no commitment from Governments across the UK on this issue

Out of hours systems must be in place in every local authority to enable rapid processing of death paperwork and registrations so that quick burials can take place for people whose religion requires it.

There has been no progress on this issue.