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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Required Procedure in Advance of New Crematorium Opening

The Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016 repeals the Cremation Act 1902 with effect from 4 April 2019.  The minimum distance requirement for a crematorium from residential housing will no longer apply.  There is now a new procedure to be followed before a new crematorium can start operating.  This is set out in section 59 of the 2016 Act.  Section 60 of the 2016 Act sets out the penalties that may apply if these requirements are not complied with. - See more at:

Required Procedure in Advance of New Crematorium Opening

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