The NAFD is pleased to see the Competition and Markets Authority is consulting on whether a potential market investigation into the funeral sector should include services “supplied by funeral directors in the United Kingdom arising from the redemption of pre-paid funeral plans.” (Consultation on Scope of Market Investigation – published 28 February 2019).

This is something the NAFD and others have consistently called for as we believe it is not possible for the CMA to fully understand how consumers buy funeral services unless it considers the sector in its entirety.

We are pleased that the CMA team has listened to the concerns raised and look forward to responding to the consultation.

Read the case we made to the CMA here: