The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) Final Report - How We Can Help
The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) released its Final Report: 'Funerals Market Investigation' on 18th December 2020. One of their 'suggested remedies' is: 'Prices to be displayed clearly and prominently in house or on websites (or another appropriate online channel if they do not have a website).'
They go on to say: 'We intend to consult on the precise meaning of ‘clearly’ and ‘prominently’ during the Order-making process. For display on websites, we could require, for example, that prices must be no more than one click from the home page (or the relevant branch page where a funeral director’s prices vary by branch).'
It is estimated that their consultation process could last until late March/early April - September 2021 at the latest after which time they will be looking for compliance with their suggestions.
As ever, funeral-notices.co.uk is here to support you in any and every way we can and today we'd like to show you how you can create a 'Standardised Price List' on our website, for free, as well as displaying all of your funeral prices/packages.
Easter Deadlines & Opening Hours 2021
The Easter break is almost upon us, can you believe it? Another lockdown Bank Holiday approaches, not once did we imagine last year that we would have a second Easter under a lockdown.
After a relentless start to the year, for some Easter is the first opportunity for a break in a long while. We know from how busy we are and from speaking with many of you that you've had a very busy first quarter of the year, everyone here at the funeral notices team is definitely ready for a break this Easter and we hope you get the chance for some time out too.
May Bank Holiday Deadlines &
Monday 31st May is our next UK Bank Holiday. Traditionally the Spring Bank Holiday used to fall on Whit Monday - the day after Whitsun. That would have meant Monday 24th May would be our next bank holiday. However, in 1971 the date for the Bank Holiday was changed to be the last Monday in May and it has remained so ever since.
We hope you are able to take a break over the weekend, more than anything I hope these rainy days turn to sunshine so we can all get outside and do the things we love to do.
If you're working the Bank Holiday weekend, to ensure we offer you the best possible service we will be working Bank Holiday Monday to book and check your notices.
Funeral notices for every funeral you arrange
Over the last year more than 11 million people read over 175 million pages on funeral-notices.co.uk
We at funeral-notices.co.uk are very proud of this fact, but we’re not just bragging about how good we are, we want to make sure you know how much we can do to help you. Funeral-notices.co.uk is a proven vital resource for funeral directors up and down the country, helping to provide families a place where their notices are seen by local communities through regional newspapers and local news websites, and whose loyal audiences return day after day to read the funeral notices pages.
Even more than that, funeral-notices.co.uk is a growing online community where notices remain online forever. They can be easily shared with family and friends, who in turn can leave tributes, photos and memories all free of charge.
Whether you call them obituaries, intimations or funeral notices, we have been publishing them in our local newspapers for over 135 years and are proud of our history with Funeral Directors, families and our readers right across England, Scotland and Wales.
Online Notices - Advice for Funeral Directors
We have put together a helpful guide to booking online funeral notices.
HOW TO BOOK ONLINE NOTICES