The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) Final Report - How We Can Help
The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) released its Final Report: 'Funerals Market Investigation' on 18th December 2020. One of their 'suggested remedies' is: 'Prices to be displayed clearly and prominently in house or on websites (or another appropriate online channel if they do not have a website).'
They go on to say: 'We intend to consult on the precise meaning of ‘clearly’ and ‘prominently’ during the Order-making process. For display on websites, we could require, for example, that prices must be no more than one click from the home page (or the relevant branch page where a funeral director’s prices vary by branch).'
It is estimated that their consultation process could last until late March/early April - September 2021 at the latest after which time they will be looking for compliance with their suggestions.
As ever, funeral-notices.co.uk is here to support you in any and every way we can and today we'd like to show you how you can create a 'Standardised Price List' on our website, for free, as well as displaying all of your funeral prices/packages.
How To Increase Your Online Presence For Free
As well as providing the UK's Number One platform for funeral notices, funeral-notices.co.uk is packed full of additional free benefits for Funeral Directors; available to new and existing clients. Funeral-notices can help increase your online presence, which can increase your market share, with very little effort on your part and this blog will tell you how.
How To Claim Your Free Advertising With funeral-notices.co.uk
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Why it pays to become a Preferred Partner of funeral-notices.co.uk
We have put together a fantastic opportunity for you to partner with us to provide notices for your own website and because we value your business, the best thing about becoming a preferred partner is it’s completely FREE.
Online Donations: A Good News Story
In life before lockdowns many of you will have been using tried and tested, simple and trusted ways to collect and distribute donations made in memory of loved ones. A collection plate at the service, cheques or cash dropped in to the office and a process by which you get the funds to the chosen charity. Then came the pandemic, lockdowns and a life lived in isolated bubbles. It was around this time we noticed an increase in the number of people taking advantage of our online donation service and the amount of money raised increased significantly.
How to add donations to a notice (video)
Coronavirus Update - Advice on How Best to Write a Funeral Notice
News broke this weekend that a Funeral Director in Mansfield, Hertfordshire has been fined £10,000 for 'failing to manage a bereavement event' properly. This is of course very worrying news for Funeral Directors, working tirelessly to ensure they comply with the latest and ever changing Coronavirus advice from UK and devolved Governments.
The organiser of this event, a man in his 30s, was also issued a £10,000 fine. Police both in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire had been aware of the funeral taking place on Thursday 21st January and had been working with family and partner agencies to ensure coronavirus guidelines were followed. You can read the story here.
A Complimentary Notice For Everyone
At funeral-notices.co.uk we want to make it easy for bereaved families to announce the passing of their loved ones, regardless of where they live. It is also important to us that we remove every barrier that may prevent people announcing the passing of their loved ones such as not having a local newspaper to make an announcement in or even the price of a notice. To help us with this aim, we would like to offer you a complimentary online notice for every funeral you arrange.
Help Us Make Sure Families Can Announce The Passing Of Their Loved One
We talk to Funeral Directors, Arrangers and Team Members every day and from what you've told us, one of the hardest things for you has been saying no to families; no to the number of mourners, no to funeral cars, no to collection plates at the funeral. Saying no at a time when people are at their most vulnerable and trying to arrange the funeral their loved ones wanted must be so difficult, unimaginable for us. One Funeral Director in Newcastle even told us they had been so saddened by all the things they could not do for families now that they had taken up knitting little flowers and adding them to the memory boxes they give to the family after the service. Not surprising really that you would find your own ways to give something back; testament to the professionalism and compassion in the industry.
Is Your Business Featured on Funeral-Notices.co.uk?
The simplest way to check if your business is already represented on The No.1 site across the UK for funeral notices is to use our 'Find a Funeral Director' Feature: here.
Simply enter your business or branch postcode and hit 'Search'.