First Stage of FSCSR Consultation Process Begins

5th February 2020 | News

The FSCSR has recently launched the first stage of their two-part consultation process, which explores proposals to improve the consumer experience of transparency and standards within the funeral sector.

They would be really grateful if you could respond to this consultation.

The first stage of the consultation focuses on standards within the funeral sector, and considers the key principles within a draft industry Code of Practice.

Topics within the first stage of consultation include whether an independent body should be appointed to regulate the funeral directing profession and, if so, what kind of principles should the regulation be based on? The consultation also seeks views as to whether all funeral directors should be required to register with a statutory regulator and whether, until such time as the statutory body is set up, an independent interim body should be established.

Lewis Shand Smith, Chair of the FSCSR, urged funeral firms to help shape the final Code of Practice by participating in the consultation. “We want to hear everyone’s opinion.” he said. “We are committed to ensuring consumers can more easily compare the services and prices of different funeral directors, and feel confident that, no matter which funeral director they eventually choose, they will receive a good standard of service and care for their loved one.”

The deadline for responding to the consultation is midnight on 1 March 2020.

Click here to respond to the consultation.

The full consultation document can be accessed here.

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