CMA Issues Order Requiring Funeral Industry Pricing Changes

By Matthew Perlman (June 16, 2021, 5:17 PM EDT) -- The U.K.'s competition enforcer has ordered funeral directors and crematorium operators to clarify their prices upfront after an investigation found problems with information provided to consumers that made it hard to compare prices and choose the right services.

The Competition and Markets Authority said in a statement Wednesday that enforcers are implementing a package of remedies to fix the problems uncovered in an investigation of the funeral sector concluded last year. Many of the measures have already been put in place through an order, the agency said, and further recommendations have been made to the government.

"Organising a funeral is one of...

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