The National Association for Pre-paid Funeral Plans (NAPFP) was established in 1993 by funeral plan companies related to the National Association of Funeral Directors.
The Association represents the majority of funeral plan companies in the UK, comprising the majority of all plan holders.
The National Association for Pre-paid Funeral Plans was instrumental in establishing the Funeral Planning Authority and since January 2002 all members of the Association are required to register with the Funeral Planning Authority.
The NAPFP Code of Practice for Pre-paid Funeral Plans was the original code to protect consumers who pay for their funerals in advance, drawn up in consultation with the Office of Fair Trading. The NAPFP code applied to plans purchased between 1993 and 2001. During this time the NAPFP successfully campaigned for legislation for the benefit of clients and from 1st January 2002 the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 came into force. The act covers a range of financial services, including funeral pre-payment plans.
From 1st January 2002 the NAPFP Code was superseded by the Code of Practice of The Funeral Planning Authority. The NAPFP requires its members to abide by The Funeral Planning Authority Code of Practice. Any member who infringes any of the code’s provisions may be subject to disciplinary action.
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