Regulating Scottish funeral directors – we need your views

November 7, 2016   //   No Comments

As you may be aware, the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act received Royal Assent earlier this year, paving the way for a series of important regulatory changes that will affect the business of funeral directors for years to come. An Inspector of Funeral Directors is expected to be appointed in the next eight weeks, taking up post in the Spring of 2017.  Scottish funeral directors will be accountable to the Inspector and further regulation, possibly including licensing, will subsequently be introduced.

With this in mind, SAIF Scotland and NAFD Scotland are working closely with the Scottish Government with the objective of ensuring the new regulatory framework benefits and reinforces the good work of our members in Scotland. In order to ensure we represent funeral directors in the most effective way possible, we are seeking your views on a number of topics relating to our profession.

To give your views, we’re asking you to complete a short survey, which is being sent to both SAIF and NAFD members. If you are a member of both of Associations, please only respond to one organisation.

To respond to the questionnaire, simply click here by Friday 25th November.

We urge all members to find out more about the legislation, which confers powers to set standards and codes of practice, as well as to suspend funeral directors’ businesses. We will keep members updated as the plans of the Scottish Government become clearer.

Thank you in advance for your involvement in and support for this very important exercise.