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Funeral companies told to make fees transparent | The Times

Funeral directors have been ordered to publish their full fees online after concerns about the soaring cost of services.

An investigation into the prices of cremations and burials has led the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) to change its code of practice to force all members to be more transparent about charges.

The pledge from the association, which has 850 members operating more than 4,000 funeral homes, was made in response to a review by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) due to be published in May.

The average cost of a funeral has gone up by 68 per cent over the past ten years to £4,271. Inflation over that period was 25 per cent.

A funeral with cremation is cheaper at an average…

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Funeral companies told to make fees transparent | Money | The Times.

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