Budget 2014: Undertakers lobbied state over funeral grant

Undertakers made representations to the state for the €850 bereavement grant to be paid directly to their firms rather than families, The Sunday Business Post has learned.

20th October, 2013

Undertakers made representations to the government for the Euro 850 bereavement grant to be paid directly to their firms rather than families ,The Sunday Business Post has learned .

Sources in government circles last week told this newspaper that there was a strong view that the payment had created a price floor that drove up funeral costs.

Last week, Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton scrapped the universal payment to save Euro 17 million in a move...

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