Government Response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s Funeral Market Report

The Government has published its response to the CMA’s Funeral Market Report on 7th April 2021. They state:

On 18 December 2020, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published the final report of its market investigation into the funeral market (covering funeral directors and crematoria specifically). This is a significant contribution to the understanding of how this distinctive market operates. This document sets out the government’s response to the final report and the CMA’s recommendations. The response commits the government to:

  • work with the sector to ensure effective co-regulation, developing a set of quality standards for funeral directors
  • evaluating and reviewing the effectiveness of this co-regulation model

A copy of the Government’s response can be found here. A copy of the CMA’s Funeral Market Report can be found here.