The Federation of Cremation Authorities was founded in 1923 (with its first rules approved in 1924), as part of the Cremation Society. In 1938, it was established as a separate body from the Society, with its own constitution, under the nameFederation of British Cremation Authorities. The Federation has revised its constitution and membership on several occasions since then, most recently in 2006 when full membership was extended to Burial Authorities.
The Federation currently (2020) represents ca.85% of cremation authorities within the UK, and advocates for the interests of burial and cremation authorities, both local authority and private sector. It also shares technical expertise for theoperation of crematoria and cemeteries, sets standards through publication of two codes of practice, provides training for crematorium technicians and cemetery operatives, manages a crematorium inspection scheme, sponsors an annual conference (since2007, jointly with the Cremation Society of Great Britain)., and is represented in other groups within the burial and cremation industry. Its quarterly journal, Resurgam, has been published since 1958.
Note that this collection includes no records of the Confederation of Burial Authorities or Association of Burial Authorities, both of which are now part of the separate Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (which was itself formerlyknown as the Institute of Burial and Cremation Administration).
Further notes on the history of the Federation are available on its website at www.fbca.org.uk, and within the history of cremation 1874-1974 on the Cremation Society website.