The future of YOUR independent funeral business is at stake.

August 25, 2020   //   No Comments
Dear Member,

We need your urgent help.

Following publication of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Provisional Decision Report (“PDR”), the future of the independent funeral profession is at stake. We urge you to read this information fully and take action on, for your own business future and that of the independent funeral sector.  

Please check your email inbox for our email posted on 24th August (may also be read on the Members’ secure area here.) The information is also being posted to arrive from 26th August onwards.

These PDR presents threats to your future and your community. SAIF now needs every member to:
 1. Read the summary of the Provisional Decision Report, a seven-page summary of the CMA’s proposed remedies, found here: https://www.gov.uk/cma-cases/funerals-market-study

2. Write to the Chairman of the CMA Funeral Investigation Panel: (i) Clearly stating your objections to the CMA PDR (summarised in the first set of four bullet points) and explain the detriment to your business
(ii) Ask for the response deadline to be changed from the 10th September to the 8th October 2020.

We urge you to write by Friday 28th August, via email, to ask for the response timeline to the PDR to be extended from 10th September to 8th October; and if commenting on the wider elements of the PDR by the current deadline by post by 7th September, and by email by 9th September.

Please write to:

Mr Martin Coleman, Chairman            funerals@cma.gov.uk
CMA Funerals Investigation
The Cabot 
25 Cabot Square 
Canary Wharf 
London, E14 4QZ

We implore your necessary support.

Yours gratefully,

Terry Tennens
CEO – SAIF
On behalf of the SAIF-CMA Regulatory Taskgroup

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