The IoCF is a not-for-profit organisation, registered as a company limited by guarantee at Companies House with institute status which provides support and representation for our members.
Although some of our members also deliver wedding celebrations, baby namings and a host of other celebrations of life, we focus purely on funeral ceremonies because we believe it is vital that this final rite of passage for a loved one is delivered to the highest standards possible.
Update on celebrant service and fees
We are delighted that, following a campaign by the IoCF, legislation that could have restricted choices for bereaved families has been averted.
The legislation appeared to force independent funeral celebrants who work with funeral directors, to charge a fixed rate, wherever they are and whatever their input into the service. This could have made it impossible for them financially to create the personalised and bespoke ceremonies that bring comfort to so many families.
The new law, designed by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), has now been adjusted to ‘Prices on request’ in the wake of the IoCF’s representation, which was supported by the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) and the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF).
IoCF puts the well-being of all the families in our members’ care first and will always do our best to protect your interests.
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