Fran Hall
Our opinion piece last Friday ignited a debate that has continued throughout the week. It was picked up by Sky News on Friday evening, then over the weekend, articles appeared in The Telegraph, Newsweek, The Express, The Church Times, and Sputnik News all referencing our blog post, and it was
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Someone needs to say it. With the heaviest of hearts, today we are going against everything that the Good Funeral Guide has become known for over the years, and calling for funerals to be stopped completely. Now. Today. Just stop. The decision to exempt funerals from the current ban on
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Guest post by Jo Williamson from Albany Funerals BBC Breakfast today (2:22:02) “I wanted to share this, mainly because it’s the first time I’ve heard or seen anything about funerals on TV since the beginning of the outbreak. Nothing so far addressing the sheer devastation we face having to explain
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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
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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
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Those additional observations on the FSCSR consultation we mentioned in our previous post this week: 1. At the GFG, while we welcome any improvements in the funeral industry Codes of Practice, we despair at the length of time it has taken NAFD and SAIF to come up with revisions to existing industry
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We are privileged to be able to publish a guest blog from Tracy Douthwaite today. Tracy works providing training and talks about mental health awareness and wellbeing. Her husband Steve is pictured above, in his garden last summer. Steve died earlier this year, and Tracy found finding a funeral director a
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Every now and then the GFG gets an invitation that it can’t turn down. Being invited to be involved in a research project exploring what matters to people when it comes to funerals was just such an invitation. We were delighted to help in a very small way, and it
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The GFG is downing tools today in solidarity with everyone taking part in Global Climate Strike Day. Young climate strikers are calling on everyone to join massive climate strikes and a week of climate justice actions starting on 20th September. People all over the world will use their power to
Fran Hall
Less than two weeks to go now until Be Better, our fabulous event in Stratford-upon-Avon showcasing the work of some of the UK’s most renowned modern undertakers. Be Better is an opportunity for everyone to come and hear how funerals can be beautiful and meaningful without costing the earth –