Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to regulations for the Funeral Expense Assistance regulations being laid before the Scottish Government.
Citizens Advice Scotland spokesperson Ruth Mendel said:
“Today’s announcement shows good progress has been made. CAS is pleased that the Scottish Government will increase the flat rate element rate of Funeral Expense Allowance annually to keep pace with inflation, and we welcome the widening of eligibility for FEA, in line with our recommendations. As the rate itself has been frozen at £700 since 2003, CAS also hopes that the Scottish Government will consider uprating this base figure to account for the 15 year freeze.”