CLIC Sargent responds to news of Scotland scrapping funeral costs for under 18s

Today the Scottish Government has announced it is scrapping children's funeral fees nationwide for under 18s. This follows campaigning from CLIC Sargent and publicity in The Scotsman newspaper, and similar announcements to scrap fees in Wales and England. 

CLIC Sargent responds to news of Scotland scrapping funeral costs for under 18s

Clare Laxton, Associate Director of Policy and Influencing at CLIC Sargent, said: “It is brilliant news that the Scottish Government has decided to waive burial and cremation fees for under 18s nationwide following England and Wales who scrapped children’s funeral fees. This act will help families going through a deeply traumatic time, who should not have to also deal with the massive financial stresses that paying for funerals cause. 

“We would like to thank The Scotsman for championing this important issue and helping us to make real change happen for other families.”

For more information about our Funeral Costs campaign and how to sign up to be a campaigner visit: https://www.clicsargent.org.uk/content/childrens-funeral-costs 

For more information about CLIC Sargent, an interview or images, please contact Jack Wilson on 020 8752 2833 or jack.wilson@clicsargent.org.uk. Out of hours contact 08448 481189. 

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