Funeral Director Monthly magazine

Funeral Director Monthly is the journal of the National Association of Funeral Directors.

Packed full of news about the ltest developments in the funeral profession and the changing nature of funerals, not only in the UK but around the world, Funeral Director Monthly is a must-read for the 4,000 funeral home members of the NAFD. The magazine also carries news from member firms and a meetings/events well as analysis of the latest developments in all of the UK’s parliaments and assemblies, and in Europe, we well as more general business issues such as employment law changes and health and safety matters.

First published in 1921 as a black and white newsletter (known as BUA Monthly), it was then dubbed the “official organ of the British Undertakers’ Association”. In newspaper style, it carried a series of reports on key national and regional Association meetings, general industry updates and members’ news, while advertising was in the form of undertakers’ and carriage masters’ professional and trade cards.

Almost 100 years later Funeral Director Monthly is now a leading industry magazine, devoted to updating NAFD members and stakeholders on the latest industry news, legislative changes and NAFD campaigns, highlighting changes in consumer trends and supporting the continuous professional development of funeral service employees.   

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In recent issues…

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…

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…

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.

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 at Birmingham City University to receive their awards.