Funeral director licensing scheme for Scotland

A Scottish Government consultation on the proposed licensing scheme for funeral directors in Scotland.

Section 2 - Directory of Funeral Directors Operating in Scotland

40. There is currently no centralised, public list of funeral director businesses in Scotland.

41. To help achieve the intention of Scotland's funeral sector more transparent, the Scottish Government proposes to maintain a directory of licensed funeral director businesses in Scotland which will be searchable on the Scottish Government website. The intention is to ensure that members of the public who seek to engage a funeral director can easily check whether the funeral director(s) they are considering employing are licensed under the scheme.

42. Further, it is important for Inspectors and the licensing authority to have a directory for the purposes of knowing who is operating as a funeral director in Scotland, to ensure inspection and licensing is comprehensive.

43. It is intended that the directory would include key information such as the funeral director business' name, contact details, and licence number.

Question 2 - Do you agree or disagree with the proposal to publish and maintain a public directory of the licensed funeral directors in Scotland?

  • Strongly agree
  • Agree
  • Neither agree or disagree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly disagree

Question 3 - Please provide any additional comments



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