We’d like just a few minutes of your time…

Fran Hall

 

Dear reader

We’d like to ask for a few minutes of your time to respond to two important funeral related consultations.

The first is the Funeral Market Study by the Competition and Markets Authority. This forms part of a year long study into the state of the British funeral market which will examine how competition between funeral directors works and transparency issues in the provision of funerals, and will also look at competition in the crematoria segment of the industry.

For anyone who has an opinion on transparency of ownership or pricing of funerals, it is important that your voice is added to the responses that will be received. You can download the CMA Statement of Scope here. Responses are requested by June 28th 2018.

The second, parallel consultation is the Government’s Call for Evidence to aid in the design for a more appropriate regulatory framework for the pre-paid funeral plan sector. The government is particularly interested in views from all affected stakeholders, including funeral plan providers, funeral directors, insurers, asset managers, introducers, actuaries, solicitors, and consumer interest groups. The consultation document can be downloaded here. The consultation closes on August 1st 2018.

We’ve waited a long time for the government to show some interest in the funeral industry, so let’s make sure that the voices that are heard are telling them what is actually happening.

Team GFG

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We at Green Fuse and Heart And Soul Funerals think the recently announced investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is long overdue, to examine whether the information provided by funeral directors on prices and services is clear, transparent and sufficient to enable people to choose the best option for them, and to investigate the cost of cremation, which varies widely across regions, Devon being one of the most expensive places in the UK. The last government investigation was made on the cost of funerals was published in 2001 by The Office of Fair Trading (OFT). At that time,… Read more »

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