There’s been increasing focus on the industry of late, including the CMA’s “Funerals Market Investigation” and the resulting order. For the moment the UK government has elected not to legislate for regulation of the sector, despite there already being a funeral inspectorate in Scotland.

Instead the government seeks to work with the sector in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in what it describes as a “co-regulatory” model, to oversee the development and achievement of standards that will ensure quality and fairness to consumers. IFSO seeks to work with all stakeholders within the sector to understand their needs and also the needs of the consumers they serve and so be able to help shape the successful self-regulation of the industry.