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Work and Pensions Committee
Report and Government response published.
The Work and Pensions Committee invites written submissions on the policies and processes which relate to the Social Funeral Fund Payment, Bereavement Payment, Bereavement Allowance and Widowed Parents Allowance and recommendations for improvement.
Evidence given by Simon Cox, Royal London Group; Baroness Altmann CBE, Minister of State for Pensions, Michelle Dyson, Director, Children Families and Disadvantage, and Pete Searle, Director, Working Age, Department for Work and Pensions (at 10.00am).
Evidence given by Lucy Coulbert, Managing Director, The Individual Funeral Company, Coulbert Family Funerals, Nigel Lymn Rose, National Association of Funeral Directors, Mohamed Omer, Muslim Council of Great Britain, Melvyn Hartog, United Synagogue
There are currently no public meetings scheduled.
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