Call for powers to back up funeral director inspections

By Martin Ford | 01 May 2024

Councils have said they ‘urgently’ need more powers and resources after being tasked with inspecting funeral directors.

Following the arrests of two people on suspicion of fraud and prevention of a decent burial in Hull, ministers have written to chief executives outlining ‘concerns about the potentially widespread nature of the issues’ in the ‘largely unregulated’ sector.

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