Funerals and Bereavement APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To provide a forum for the discussion of funeral and bereavement issues.

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Recent Documents related to Funerals and Bereavement

1. Churches’ Funerals Group
29/11/2019 - Competition and Markets Authority
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Found: s Response from the Churches Funerals Group (CFG ) was formed in 1982 by the mainstream

2. Letter to local authorities to work with faith groups and funeral directors to develop safe, sensitive and innovative ways for funerals to take place
17/04/2020 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: develop safe, sensitive and innovative ways for funerals to take place Letter to all local authorities

3. Support for the bereaved
23/04/2020 - Cabinet Office
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Found: your local council by visiting: gov.uk/find-bereavement-services-from-council Preparing for the funeralDuring

4. Department for Work and Pensions - written evidence
22/05/2019 - Inquiry: Support for the bereaved - Work and Pensions Committee
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Found: provide support in recognition of this. Together bereavement benefits and Funeral Expenses Payments provide

5. Richard Blake
29/11/2019 - Competition and Markets Authority
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Found: directors as they would still offer the traditional funerals currently offered to those who require that option

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Recent Speeches related to Funerals and Bereavement

1. Bereavement Services
13/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: them through the difficult period following bereavement. The Tell Us Once service was introduced to develop - Speech Link
2: cited, insist on slimming down and streamlining “bereavement bureaucracy” and deliver a much better deal for - Speech Link
3: the Government rather controversially reformed bereavement payments to families who had lost a parent. However - Speech Link

2. Covid-19: Medical and Funeral Expenses
28/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: by £300. We are also supporting public health funerals by issuing new guidance to local authorities to - Speech Link
2: expenses payment and through the public health funerals programme has been enhanced. In 2018, £6.3 million - Speech Link
3: council days in social services we handled a lot of funerals for people who simply had no money? This is a - Speech Link

3. Bereavement
03/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: it.I thank the charities Settld, Cruse Bereavement Care and Sue Ryder, which helped me to prepare - Speech Link
2: being done in the private sector around the bereavement standard and we have the Government’s Tell Us - Speech Link
3: the all-party parliamentary group for funerals and bereavement. I wonder if he could add to his list - Speech Link

4. Paupers' Funerals
05/07/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: friend, or even—the worst nightmare of all—a child. Funerals provide the chance of a final goodbye. They allow - Speech Link

5. Support for the Bereaved
02/03/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: of the Work and Pensions Committee report on bereavement benefits; to give Members an opportunity, from - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Funerals and Bereavement
1. Funerals
asked by: John Hayes
31/03/2021
... which Government Department has responsibility for the funeral and death care sector.

2. Funerals
asked by: John Hayes
11/02/2021
... if the Government will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a cross-Departmental lead group to assess the issues affecting the funeral and death care sector.

3. Funerals
asked by: David Drew
04/07/2019
... whether she has plans to increase awareness among the relatives of deceased people of (a) direct funerals and (b) other funeral options; and if she will make a statement.

4. Funerals
asked by: Baroness Goudie
11/10/2018
... with a view to appropriate controls being introduced.

5. Funerals
asked by: Neil Gray
12/06/2018
... what the evidential basis is for the statement that the current framework of self-regulation in the funeral plan sector is not sufficient.

Latest Questions
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10 Current APPG Officers
John Hayes Portrait
John Hayes
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - South Holland and The Deepings
Joined: 8th May 2019
Gavin Robinson Portrait
Gavin Robinson
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Belfast East
Joined: 24th November 2016
Heather Wheeler Portrait
Heather Wheeler
Vice Chair
Conservative - South Derbyshire
Joined: 2nd June 2021
6 APPG Memberships
Dairy , Japan , Park Homes , Qatar , Sri Lanka , Taiwan
Baroness Ludford Portrait
Baroness Ludford
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 2nd June 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir John Hayes MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 1389.

Email: hayesj@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Sam Webber, JBP Associates. Tel: 07788 750 857

Email: sam.webber@jbp.co.uk

Secretariat:

JBP Associates acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.jbp.co.uk/

Group's Website:

https://www.appgfunerals.co.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
25 Feb 2021
Source
JBP
Description
JBP Associates is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: The Association of Private Crematoria and Cemeteries, Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities, Funeral Furnishing Manufacturers' Association, Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management, National Association of Funeral Directors, National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors, The Cremation Society   From : 25/02/2021 To : 24/02/2022
Value
£24,001
Date
25 Feb 2020
Source
Brevia Consulting
Description
National Association of Funeral Directors pays Brevia Consulting to act as the group's secretariat   From : 25/02/2020 To : 24/02/2021
Value
£25,501
Date
10 Jul 2019
Source
Brevia Consulting
Description
National Association of Funeral Directors pays Brevia Consulting to act as the group's secretariat   From : 10/07/2019 To : 09/07/2020
Value
£25,501
Date
10 Jul 2018
Source
Brevia Consulting
Description
National Association of Funeral Directors pays Brevia Consulting to act as the group's secretariat   From : 10/07/2018 To : 09/07/2019
Value
£25,501
Date
13 Dec 2017
Source
National Association of Funeral Directors
Description
Christmas luncheon held on 13/12/2017
Value
£1,501
Date
10 Jul 2017
Source
Brevia Consulting
Description
National Association of Funeral Directors pays Brevia Consulting to act as the group's secretariat   From : 10/07/2017 To : 09/07/2018
Value
£25,501
Date
14 Dec 2016
Source
National Association of Funeral Directors
Description
Christmas luncheon
Value
£1,501
Date
24 Jun 2016
Source
Brevia Consulting
Description
National Association of Funeral Directors pays Brevia Consulting to act as the group's secretariat   From : 24/06/2016 To : 23/06/2017
Value
£25,501
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
Brevia Consulting
Description
National Association of Funeral Directors pays Brevia Consulting to act as the group's secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£25,501
Date
16 Dec 2015
Source
National Association of Funeral Directors
Description
Christmas lunch for the APPG
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Brevia Consulting
Description
National Association of Funeral Directors pays Brevia Consulting to act as the group's secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£25,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Funerals and Bereavement APPG

Former APPG Officers
Baroness Burt of Solihull Portrait
Baroness Burt of Solihull
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
Ronnie Cowan Portrait
Ronnie Cowan
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Inverclyde
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016