About Fran Hall
Fran Hall
Our friends over at Life. Death. Whatever have created an extraordinary movement that is inspiring people around the world who follow them on social media. Five Things is a collection of five things that LDW collaborators want people to know about life, death and everything in between. Since the launch earlier this month,
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We’ve been much involved with the subject of celebrancy recently. We conducted a survey to find out more about the growing numbers of funeral celebrants here in the UK. And, along with some of the main celebrant training organisations, an independent celebrant and the funeral trade associations, we’ve been looking
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Like everyone else who responded to the Competition and Markets Authority’s consultation on whether to make a market investigation reference for the funeral market, we received an e-mail last week. The e-mail invited us to share our views on whether the said MIR should also cover the delivery of funeral
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Poppy Mardall of Poppy’s Funerals We’re a bit late to the party, as this came out last week, but we were prompted by a comment from a regular reader on another blog post (thanks Andrew!!) We were delighted to see one of our Recommended Funeral Directors featured in a documentary
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Apparently, according to an article in today’s Times, ‘funeral companies have been told to make fees transparent’. No they haven’t. Read the entire piece. It begins with this statement: ‘Funeral directors have been ordered to publish their full fees online after concerns about the soaring cost of services.’  No they
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Here’s a salutary tale for anyone who is seduced into buying a funeral plan in order to ‘get on with enjoying life’, or ‘protect your family from future costs and worry’ or to avail themselves of the ‘peace of mind that your funeral costs and arrangements have been taken care
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Here’s a curious thing. The deadline to submit responses to the Competition and Markets Authority’s consultation on their proposal to make a market investigation reference was 5pm on Friday 4th January. This is specified on page 132 of their Interim Report, in bold font: ‘Such comments should be provided no
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Dear Reader Are you connected to funerals in any way? Are you somebody who has an interest in what goes on in funeralworld? Have you had to arrange a funeral, or had to think about funeral arrangements for someone close to you? Or do you work in the funeral sector?
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  The CMA interim report on the funeral industry is taking time to digest across funeralworld.  It’s not surprising, it’s a chunky document. And it’s possibly proving quite indigestible for some, particularly the PR teams at Dignity, Co-op and Funeral partners. The essential conclusion is – the funeral sector is