Fran Hall
  Remember these guys? The National Federation of Funeral Directors – they of the combative Managing Director who regularly took umbrage with Charles – have a look at blog posts from the past here and here and here and here to refresh your memory. They were the self styled “Consumer Driven Funeral Industry
Fran Hall
  After yesterday’s deadline for unaffiliated funeral directors to make contact with the FSCSR came and went, we thought we would share some of the thoughts from some of the people who managed to scrabble together a response to the request within the time frame offered. Given that all responses
Fran Hall
Eight days ago (three of which were over a bank holiday weekend), funeral directors who don’t belong to either of the funeral trade associations were invited to get in touch with the Funeral Service Consumer Standards Review – the self appointed body founded by Dignity PLC that is looking at
Fran Hall
Last week, some of Team GFG hosted an extremely interesting meeting in central London, details of which will be shared in due course. Among our guests were a number of representatives from the Competition and Markets Authority, the body currently carrying out the market investigation into the funeral sector.  They
Fran Hall
Did you see this article in Monday’s Times? ‘Restaurant style ratings to combat funeral rip-offs’, the headline screams. It’s behind a paywall, but we can precis it for you. Here’s a direct quote: “Funeral directors are to be given restaurant-style ratings as the industry battles accusations of over-charging and inconsistent standards. Classifications based on clarity of prices, conduct of funerals, vehicles and staff training, and mortuary and refrigeration facilities will be issued to thousands of funeral parlours based on inspections of their premises. Those given
Fran Hall
  Back in November 2017, a bright new star rose in the world of funerals. St. Margaret’s Hospice in Somerset joined forces in partnership with Howard Hodgson’s Low Cost Funerals to form Hospice Funerals LLP in what they described at the time as ‘one of the biggest developments in the