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AOIC boss shares his views on regulation

AOIC, Celebrants

Funeral sector chiefs will meet later this year to discuss regulation, including the work of professional Celebrants. The issue had been discussed when they met at last month’s National Funeral Exhibition. The Association of Independent Celebrants (AOIC), had a stand at the exhibition. President Philip Spicksley says he had met …

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FPA releases response to Fairer Finance report

Graeme McAusland, CEO of the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA), has released a comment on the Fairer Finance report – Is the prepaid funeral planning market working well for consumers? Graeme McAusland states: “The FPA recognises some of the challenges within the report and believes that driving up industry standards and helping to protect customers’ …

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Jon Underwood, Death Cafe founder, dies aged 44

Jon Underwood

The founder of Death Cafe, Jon Underwood, died suddenly on Tuesday 27 June from an undiagnosed Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia. He was 44, reported Louise de Winter. At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective of Death Cafe is ‘to increase awareness of death with …

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