Lewis Shand Smith, the Independent Chair of the FSCSR Steering Committee, has announced that work on the FSCSR will be temporarily suspended so that the funeral sector can focus on tackling the serious challenges posed by the current coronavirus crisis.
The purpose of the FSCSR is to improve the funerals market for the benefit of consumers, not to serve as a distraction at a time when the sector needs to pull together for the greater good.
We will keep the situation under review and hope to restart this important work in the not too distant future.
The deadline for the FSCSR Transparency Consultation, which was due to close this month, will be suspended until further notice.
Sincere thanks is given to those that have responded to date.