Our response to the CMA’s funeral markets study.

Having read this report my initial thoughts are that the independent sector was not properly represented in this report. Independent Funeral Directors are responsible for carrying out around 60% of funerals in the UK and, thus, represent a substantial part of the profession. Abbey Funeral Services Ltd is a small to medium sized business. This business was set up by my husband and I thirty-five years ago and having in the past employed both of my late parents, now also employs our eldest daughter in a senior role. Our hope is that in the future the business may provide employment…