Date lodged: 26 May 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what monitoring arrangements are in place to track funeral poverty.
Answered by: Angela Constance 14 June 2016
The Scottish Government does not currently track funeral poverty however after recognising the issue of the costs of funerals commissioned a report into funeral poverty, as referred to in S5W-00238 on 14 June 2016 to examine this issue. Various measures will be established to evaluate the impact of the funeral payment and other social security benefits once they are devolved.