The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) remains 'concerned' about the effectiveness of competition in the funerals sector
Following a consultation period after the publication of its interim report in November, the CMA has decided to launch an in-depth market investigation into the funerals sector. The investigation will focus on the support of services by funeral directors and the supply of crematoria services. The CMA has a number of concerns: The rising cost of organising a funeral (increasing 6% each year at twice the inflation rate for 15 years) The vulnerability of people when organising a funeral,...
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