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Funeral Plans now protected by the Financial Conduct Authority

The Financial Conduct Authority has taken on supervision of the funeral planning market, which means that all funeral plan companies and those involved in selling and delivering funeral plans are required to meet high standards. We are pleased to confirm … Read More

Pure Cremation Television Advertising

The information being given in the saturation of advertising by the company ‘Pure Cremation’ on daytime TV needs some clarification. What they are selling is a ‘direct cremation’ which every independent funeral director already offers. However, what ‘Pure Cremation’ doesn’t … Read More

Calls to end needless bureaucracy for the bereaved

Bereaved families are facing bureaucratic barriers, unsympathetic customer service staff and lengthy delays when trying to close the accounts of a deceased relative. A report found that some customers’ accounts were accruing charges for weeks after their death. And some … Read More

Thoughts on an expected death

Expected Death ~ When someone dies, the first thing to do is nothing. Don’t run out and call the nurse. Don’t pick up the phone. Take a deep breath and be present to the magnitude of the moment. There’s a … Read More

Are funerals back to normal?

The current limits on numbers of people who can attend weddings, funerals and other life events will end on July 19. Changes announced include: – The removal of all restrictions on funerals – The lifting of the requirement to wear … Read More

Comparing Funeral Director Prices

Three months’ notice has been given for all funeral directors to display a standardised price list at their premises and on their website. Funeral directors and crematorium operators must make prices clear for customers or risk court action, the Competition … Read More

Is embalming necessary?

Do you agree that embalming is often unnecessary and is more often than not carried out to benefit funeral directors practically and financially? Embalming is an invasive procedure involving harsh chemicals. It should only be used if a funeral is … Read More

Funeral Directors’ Facilities and Premises – Questions to ask

Will my loved one stay at one funeral home until the day of the funeral or will they be transported around Norfolk to suit their storage requirements? The public are generally not aware that larger firms do not always have … Read More

What questions should I ask a Funeral Director?

What questions should I ask when choosing a funeral director? The following questions will help you to decide whether or not you are dealing with a professional, competent funeral director or not. The reasons given for asking them are given … Read More

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