||<p>The Government published a consultation document in December 2011 entitled <em>Bereavement
Benefit for the 21<sup>st</sup> Century (link below) </em>which sought views on proposals
to reform the current system (link below).</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/220372/bereavement-benefit.pdf"
</strong></p><p>We received 50 responses from a variety of organisations including
charities and the voluntary sector, and these were summarised in the Government Response
published in July 2012 (link below). The organisations that responded are listed in
that report.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/181257/bereavement-benefit-consultation-response.pdf"