NAFD Resolve

Coming soon, NAFD Resolve: the new simple, free and independent complaints service for clients of NAFD members. Find an NAFD Funeral Firm To find a NAFD funeral firm you can search our records at the Funeral Directory website. View...
Transition period or non-statutory backstop?

Transition period or non-statutory backstop?

As members will be all too aware, the death certification system in England and Wales has remained largely unchanged for over fifty years and is no longer fit for purpose. Since The Shipman Inquiry, there has been much discussion about how the systems for...
Chief Executive Viewpoint – March 2019

Chief Executive Viewpoint – March 2019

We are waiting with bated breath on the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) decision as to whether it will conduct a market investigation reference (MIR), following the consultation on its funerals market study, published in November 2018. The smart money is on a...

Meet The Team

Meet the Team Jon LevettKirsti CliffordBusiness Manager0121 711 1343 ext 1009Kirsti@nafd.org.ukNigel Cooper DipFDStandards and Quality Manager07872 871 559nigel@nafd.org.ukMorgan HarrisPolicy and Legislation Manager0121 711 1343 ext 1011Morgan@nafd.org.ukSu...
CMA consults on adding funeral plans to market investigation

CMA consults on adding funeral plans to market investigation

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...

Gerry Boyle

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Alex Thornhill

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Derry Smith

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Jon Levett

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The NAFD confirms cross-sector support for statutory regulation

The NAFD confirms cross-sector support for statutory regulation

Members of the National Association of Funeral Directors, across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, have given their backing to tighter regulation of the funeral profession that will help them demonstrate the high quality and standards of care they offer to bereaved...
Burial and cremation price rises generate £95m profit for councils

Burial and cremation price rises generate £95m profit for councils

In January, following Freedom of Information Requests to local councils, Royal London revealed that above-inflation increases in local authority cremation and burial fees has generated profits of almost £100 million for councils in the last year, with an average...
Registration certificate fee in England and Wales to increase

Registration certificate fee in England and Wales to increase

With effect from 16 February 2019, the issue of all death registration certificates, by the General Register Office (GRO), in England and Wales will incur a new fee of £11, regardless of when the registration took place.  This replaces the previous fees of £4, £7...

Qualifications & Training

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”  ― Socrates NAFD Qualifications and Training Designed to expand the knowledge of funeral sector employees and inspire excellence in their work to care for bereaved families and those that have died,...
Sky high memorials offer families new choices

Sky high memorials offer families new choices

The sky’s the limit for a growing number of families, who are choosing fireworks and spaceflight for their final goodbye, in the search for ever-more imaginative and personalised ways to mark the life of a loved one. Funeral Director Monthly talks to specialist firms...
A record year for student achievement

A record year for student achievement

More than 70 graduates of the NAFD Diploma in Funeral Arranging & Administration, Diploma in Funeral Directing and Certificate in Education gathered with friends and family at Birmingham City University, in December, to receive their awards and celebrate their...
Chief Executive Viewpoint – January 2019

Chief Executive Viewpoint – January 2019

It is with great delight that we welcome in the New Year having completed the corporate restructure that was unanimously approved by the membership at the Autumn General Meeting in October. NAFD is now a company limited by guarantee, and the Executive meeting on 24...