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.
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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) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/883/contents/made 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 https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/cremation-regulations
The FBCA is pleased to state that it has been asked to form part of the The National Cremation Working Group and we will ensure that members are regularly updated as progress is made with the project.
An Act of the Scottish Parliament to restate and amend the law relating to burial and cremation; to make provision about exhumation of human remains; to make provision in relation to the inspection and licensing of funeral directors; and for connected purposes. - See more at:
The Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA), the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM), the Cremation Society of Great Britain (CSGB) and the Association of Private Crematoria and Cemeteries (APCC) are pleased to announce the availability of single universally agreed Policy Statement and Best Practice Guidance Documents for Infant Cremation, which we would suggest should be posted on the websites of privately and publicly operated crematoria. To access the documents, lease use the links below or those available within the Top Downloads section of this site.