Fran Hall
“Now is not the time” On April 7th a document published by the Ministry of Justice quietly appeared in the public domain. It was the government’s ‘Response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s Funeral Market Report’, and it does not make for good reading for anyone who believes that the
Fran Hall
It would be forgivable to have missed the muted announcement of the publication of the Competition and Markets Authority’s Funeral Markets Investigation Final Report. The culmination of a major review of the funeral market in the United Kingdom which began in June 2018, the Final Report is a weighty 497
Fran Hall
The Competition and Markets Authority has today published their Provisional Decision Report in the latest stage of their Funerals Market Investigation. It’s a long read – 472 pages in fact, with appendices being published next week, but you can read the short summary version here. In essence, the CMA has
Fran Hall
An official government digital ‘Bereavement Leaflet’ document has just appeared, purporting to provide ‘Information for the Bereaved’ for people in England during the Covid-19 pandemic. It can be found here. It’s not a great document to be honest. It doesn’t give very much useful information, but what it does state
Fran Hall
It feels almost ridiculous to be asking readers of this blog to find the time to read and respond to the second set of working papers from the Competition and Markets Authority at this time of national crisis. We’re fully aware that all sensible funeral directors are likely to be
Fran Hall
The Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation into the funeral market is steadily progressing, with 22 working papers published since the end of January. It is clear that the 25-strong team working on the Market Investigation are doing a detailed and thorough job as they forensically analyse the huge amount of information
Fran Hall
It’s a busy time in funeralworld. Last week, the Competition and Markets Authority uploaded a whole suite of working papers and other documents (21 in total) to the website providing information about their ongoing Market Investigation into funerals, seeking comment on their findings so far by 27thFebruary. On the same day, with
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