In the media

Providing expertise on a range of sector topics and issues. Building awareness and supporting better consumer outcomes.

In recent years Simon Cox has been a regular contributor to the media. From high profile appearances on BBC breakfast TV, Sky News and BBC radio 4, to frequent requests for national and regional newspaper comment.

As a genuine leader within the industry, Simon provides independent and expert opinion on the rising cost of funerals, quality and standards, funeral poverty, state funeral benefits, bereavement, and FCA regulation of the £2bn funeral plan market.

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Latest media coverage

This Is Money

Are unregulated pre-paid probate plans the new Wild West?, April 2022

Funeral Service Journal

Environmental impact – how do consumers judge new and existing body disposal methods?, January 2022

Daily Express

Simple online wills could cost a family their inheritance – findings from FSE research., Oct 2021

Today's Wills & Probate

Cutting out the cowboys from the funeral plan market – positive outcomes of FCA regulation., July 2021

Funeral Service Journal

What independent funeral directors should be asking their funeral plan providers ahead of FCA regulation., Aug 2021

NAFD | Funeral Director Monthly

FCA compliance support called for by funeral directors [Page 20].

In Parliament

At the UK parliamentary select committee in Westminster, talking standards and regulation.


On BBC breakfast talking about public health funerals and direct cremation and burials.

International Death, Dying and Disposal Conference

Delivering the Keynote speech about the consequences of technology, transparency and regulation and impact on the Funeral Sector.
University of Bath, 2019


On Sky News talking funeral poverty and crowd-funding for funerals.

In the general press

Quoted in national and regional titles including Daily Mirror, The Times, Daily Mail, Daily Express and The Economist.


Talking about rising costs of burials.

Latest press releases

Simple Online Wills - 21st October 2021

Rise in simple online wills fuelled by pandemic could lead to significant increase in contested wills finds new research