A new update to the UK's National Burial Index should appear soon. The following is from the Federation of Family History Societies' web site at http://www.ffhs.org.uk/projects/nbi/nbi3-status.php:
Many people have been eagerly awaiting the next edition of the NBI and asking as to when it will appear. The NBI team cannot give a definite answer as the introduction of new software and other problems with technical issues beyond our control had to be resolved. However, it is anticipated that distribution of the data on CD should be possible early in the New Year. The good news is that records submitted go beyond the wonderful total of 18 million. (To date only approximately 10 million appear on the findmypast.co.uk site). Congratulations are due to all societies, groups and individuals for their outstanding efforts.
Pricing of the new edition and the cost of upgrades from NBI2 to NBI3, as well as ordering and distribution details, have been completed and these will be posted to societies, the general public, and on the Federation website, www.ffhs.org.uk and www.GENfair.co.uk as soon as possible.
The National Burial Index is a collection of burial records transcribed and indexed from local parish records, non-conformist records, cemeteries, or crematoria, in England and Wales. What a boon for genealogists to have access to an index which does for burials what the International Genealogical Index does for baptisms and marriages. With the support of most members of the Federation of Family History Societies, other organisations and individuals, the NBI is now recognised as an essential finding-aid.
You can read more at http://www.ffhs.org.uk/projects/nbi/nbi3-status.php