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    • Funeral Cost Plan SCOTLAND - The Scottish Government has issued its 10 point plan designed to alleviate funeral poverty Download the plan here.

    • Learning Convention and Exhibition 2017 - Join the largest UK gathering of burial and cremation authorities and professionals. Papers and speakers relevant to your services. The programme will be available shortly. Download the booking form here.

    • Learning Convention and Exhibition 2017
      When - 25th to 27th September 2017
      Where - The Oxford Belfry Hotel
      Join the largest gathering of UK burial and cremation authorities and Professionals.
      Add to your diary - Further details to follow.

    • Municipal Funeral Services. In view of interest received from members on creating a municipal funeral service the Institute has produced an Example Tender and Specification and Example Letter.

    • Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016 - Transitional Arrangements
    • The Scottish Government has issued a Newsletter detailing the arrangements for the introduction of the new Act. Members in Scotland are advised to keep up to speed as the new legislation is gradually introduced.

    • Education Seminar 2017
    • 9th to 11th March 2017 at the Hillscourt Centre, Nr Birmingham.
    • Download the Flyer and Booking Form from the Education Seminar page

    • FREE BRAMM Seminars at locations around the country.
    • See the BRAMM page for further information, locations and booking details.

    • NEW ICCM Diploma
      The Diploma has undergone reaccreditation by Pearson. Full information is available on the Education Page. Note that a unit in the management of natural burial grounds is available and will be followed by a new Diploma in the Management of Natural burial Grounds.

    • Royal London Cost of Funeral Report 2016
    • Direct cremation emerging and having an effect.
    • Download the report here.

    • The Cremation (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016
      The above Regulations will come into effect on 1st October 2016. The Regulations can be downloaded here. The Ministerial Statement to Parliament about these changes, and further work that is being done to improve cremation regulation and practice following the recent consultation on infant cremations, is available here.



    • BRAMM Blue Book Revised and Updated
      Download the Blue Book and circulate to your local memorial masons. Easy to understand guide to compliance with BS8415.

    • Scottish Government Tackling Funeral Poverty report Published.
      Recommends licensing of funeral directors and parity in cemetery and crematorium charges.

    • Letter from the MoJ - Scottish Legislation Death Certification.
      The MoJ letter to Medical Referees in England and Wales explains the forms and certificates required when a body is brought from Scotland for cremation.

    • Amendment to Section 25 of the Burial Act 1857
      The above legislation will be amended and simplified from 1st January 2015 by the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2014.
      Currently a Faculty only is required to exhume remains from consecrated ground and rebury in another consecrated place.
      From 1st January 2015 you will only need approval from either the Secretary of State (via a Ministry of Justice license) or the Church of England, depending on the current location of the remains.
      Members will have received an E-Newsletter however
      the Ministry of Justice has issued a summary.

      Infant Cremation Commission - REPORT PUBLISHED - Members in all parts of the UK are strongly advised to read the report in full.


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