First announced on 16 June 2021, the order will reach its final implementation on 16 September 2021.
Jon Levett, chief executive at the NAFD, said: “Although many funeral firms do publish pricing information online, some don’t and there is a wide range of formats used which can be confusing for bereaved consumers at a difficult time.
“The CMA’s requirements, although extremely complex in places for small businesses to navigate, support the delivery of high standards to funeral consumers and bring consistency to the process of choosing a funeral director.”
In the build up to the order’s introduction, the NAFD has committed to supporting funeral firms “to ensure they have all the information they need to comply”.
Levett added that the body will also “provide feedback to the CMA” in relation to the new processes, enabling the regulator to “assist bereaved people in making informed choices, and promote healthy competition in the funeral sector”.