The National Federation of Funeral Directors is here to help and support YOU, the consumer, every bit as much as we're here to help those who work in the industry. Naturally, when you lose someone you love, your priority is to honour them with a wonderful funeral. But contrary to common perception, that doesn't mean you should pay more than you can reasonably and comfortably afford.
There used to be a time when most communities were served by just one or two local funeral directors. Such limited availability meant most people had no option but to automatically turn to the same firm whenever there was a death in the family, and though the majority of funeral directors were then, as now, fine, upstanding, characters, the lack of competition they faced meant those who perhaps weren't so scrupulous didn't have to worry that over-charging, or under-performing, would result in the bereaved taking their custom elsewhere.
Over the last 5 years there has been a huge influx of new operators coming into the industry. Many are experienced, qualified, funeral directors, who believe, quite rightly, that is possible to provide the exact same standard of service that the long-standing firms provide, but at a fraction of the cost. With so much more choice and availability, it is no longer necessary for people to use the same firm without shopping around for best value first, and no longer acceptable or commercially viable for any funeral director - old or new - to charge more than is fair and reasonable.
In August 2014, we lauched our revolutionary Funeral Directors Register , an online directory that you can use to search for reputable, affordable, funeral directors in your local area, and base your choice on customer ratings and reviews. Make sure you also look out for firms displaying our Fair Price Charter logo, all of whom have confirmed their ability to provide a standard cremation (including cremation fees, doctor's fees, minster's fees, hearse, and bearers) for less than £3200.
So choose an NFFD approved funeral director today, and enjoy absolute peace of mind that the services received will be of the highest standard possible, at a price you CAN afford!
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