Co-op Funeralcare responds to CMA announcement

29 November 2018

Pippa Wicks, Deputy CEO for the Co-op commented: “We have worked closely with the CMA throughout their market study, and note their proposal to begin a market investigation.

“Over the last three years we have started to tackle funeral affordability by reducing prices on our most affordable funerals and introducing new choices for our clients. Through this period we have seen an increasing number of families choosing lower cost options, and we are committed to continuing to provide even more affordable choices.

“However we recognise that there is still more to do and we welcome any measures from the CMA that will protect families and ensure that they have access to high standards of funeral care at an affordable price.”

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About the Co-op The Co-op is one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives and has a clear purpose of championing a better way of doing business for you and your communities. Owned by millions of UK consumers, the Co-op operates a total of 3,750 outlets, with more than 70,000 employees and an annual turnover of over £9 billion. Home to the UK’s leading funeral provider, Co-op Funeralcare conducts almost 100,000 funerals annually across over 1,000 funeral homes. Combined with its leading legal services business, the Co-op is also a national provider of later life products and services ranging from funeral plans, through to wills and probate.