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17th August 2020

Funerals Market Investigation Summary of Provisional Decision report Notified: 13 August 2020 1. Funerals provide an opportunity for people to pay tribute to their loved one and they fulfil critical social, psychological and (for many) religious functions. Because of the crucial role funerals play in society; the distressing circumstances in which they occur, and the… Read more »

Face Coverings

6th August 2020

Please see below an extract from the latest Government advice on face coverings, when and where they should be worn. 1. What is a face covering? In the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a face covering is something which safely covers the nose and mouth. You can buy reusable or single-use face coverings. You… Read more »

Churches to re-open for funerals

15th June 2020

Pastoral Introduction Funerals present one of the most urgent, difficult and often cruellest tensions that exist between the realities of human need and the demands that must be met if the current COVID-19 outbreak is to be brought under control. When a loved one dies, our natural human desire is to be surrounded by others… Read more »

Children’s Funeral Fund for England launches today

1st August 2019

Bereaved parents will no longer have to pay the cost of their child’s burial or cremation after the Children’s Funeral Fund for England opened today (23 July). Published 23 July 2019 From: Ministry of Justice and Edward Argar MP Children’s Funeral Fund for England launches today Through the scheme, funeral providers will be able to… Read more »

Why we are supporting the Tell Us Once scheme

8th February 2019

We understand that telling people about the death of a loved one can be challenging. We also understand that having to repeat that information for various government departments can be difficult. Spending time on the phone having the same conversation, over and over, can be distressing. That is why we are supporting the Government’s Tell… Read more »

Bereavement Support Payment System Expanded

6th June 2017

We know from our research and customer feedback that the cost of funerals can be confusing and a concern to people.   That’s why we have launched our online pricing guide, which gives people a chance to understand the cost of a funeral and what is involved.   Despite being transparent with prices there are… Read more »