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...
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...

NAFD responds to three-year delay on EU formaldehyde ban

Visiting a deceased loved one in the chapel of rest can understandably be a distressing experience for some people. However it can also be comforting, and it is proven to be an important part of the grieving process. Even with refrigeration, the human body will begin...

Public dismiss claims of rising extreme funeral poverty

Despite the frenzy led by some politicians over funeral poverty, the number of people unable to afford a funeral has not grown in two years, according to YouGov research. The new survey revealed that 12% of people surveyed said they had no means of paying for a...

NAFD sets out its preferred regulatory solution for funeral plan sales

Today (26 April 2018), the NAFD welcomed the second Fairer Finance report into how the sale of funeral plans should be regulated, having been involved in shaping its findings, and set out the Association’s preferred options for the future regulation of the sector. In...

Buy your funeral plan from a funeral director – not Google

A new report, highlighted in today’s Daily Mail (How cheap funeral plans flogged online leave families facing a nasty bill), has highlighted concerns, shared by the National Association of Funeral Directors, about the pressure selling tactics of sales agents...
The NAFD appoints interim Chief Executive Officer

The NAFD appoints interim Chief Executive Officer

The NAFD has appointed Graham Lymn as interim Chief Executive Officer. Graham is a former NAFD National President, with six years’ experience serving on the Association’s Executive Committee and, prior to that, he served as President of the Funeral Standards Council...