Federation of Burial
and Cremation Authorities

What is the FBCA

The Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA) provides services
to the owners and operators of
cemeteries and crematoria across
the whole of the UK. Currently the
FBCA represents approximately
85% of all UK crematoria.


The FBCA is a primary link between Government Departments in England Scotland and Wales and Burial and Cremation Authorities throughout the UK. Information issued by these Departments can be quickly disseminated to our members via this website or email.


View current job opportunities or
see information on how to place
an advert. This service allows burial
and cremation authorities to reach
not only their target audience in
the UK but also millions




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The cremation documentation set out in the new regulations will be required from the 6th April 2018. The legislation also provides for the forms to be used electronically. Launching the new forms at this time provides Members with the opportunity to develop and adopt electronic systems to streamline procedures.


BURIAL AND CREMATION (Scotland) Act 2019

Further to the newsletter circulated on 19th January 2019, our team are happy to confirm that the new regulations, under the 2016 Act, have passed further parliamentary scrutiny and will come into force on 4th April 2019 - See more at:

Burial & Cremation (scotland) ACT

The Cremation (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

Justice Minister, Dr Phillip Lee MP, laid new regulations before Parliament on 8th September 2016, which will amend the Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008.

The Cremation (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (now available at the link below) Government Legislation Website
will come into effect on 1 October 2016. They will apply to all regulated cremations in England and Wales.

The new regulations firstly introduce a statutory definition of ‘ashes’. They secondly remove the current requirement that cremation authorities must keep paper records about cremations for two years where they have also made electronic copies of those records.

Dr Lee’s Written Ministerial Statement to Parliament about these changes, and further work that the Ministry are doing to improve cremation regulation and practice following the recent consultation on infant cremations, is available at the link below:
UK Government Website