Monthly Archives: August 2014

August 29, 2014   //   No Comments

Do you know what bereavement benefits are available?

With the increase in funeral poverty, SAIF has received several enquiries from the general public about what help is...

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August 28, 2014   //   No Comments

Ashby Funeral Care campaign to help service men and women

In May we reported on a campaign by Ashby Funeral Care in Scunthorpe to help stop service men and women...

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August 27, 2014   //   No Comments

Meet the new SAIF Scotland President

When Jim Brodie took up the reins at SAIF Scotland in June 2014, this was the second time he had...

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August 26, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF advice on Ebola Virus

Whilst we are hopeful that this dreaded illness will not reach this part of the world, we thought that...

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August 22, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF Business Centre hosting a first aid course on 26th September

SAIF Business Centre will host a first aid course for Members at the Sawbridgeworth office on 26th September. Topics...

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August 21, 2014   //   No Comments

Funeral services spending tops card usage reported by The Guardian

Annual spending on UK debit and credit cards has passed the £0.5 billion mark for the first time, with...

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August 20, 2014   //   No Comments

Welcome to New SAIF Members in August

SAIF is delighted to welcome two new companies accepted into membership this summer. George Brooke Ltd, Dewsbury In 1945...

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August 19, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF’s Dialogue with Department of Work and Pensions

SAIF’s Executive Chairman Alun Tucker has been developing a relationship with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to help overcome...

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August 18, 2014   //   No Comments

New marketing tools for SAIF Members

You may already be experienced at promoting your funeral company in your local area, but for those companies who...

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August 16, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF lapel pin re-introduced

Long standing SAIF members may remember and may well still be using the SAIF lapel pin.  After several enquiries...

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August 15, 2014   //   No Comments

Training Day: Supporting Parents through the Death of a Baby

Child Bereavement UK is running a day’s course on Supporting Parents through Pregnancy Loss and the Death of a...

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August 14, 2014   //   No Comments

The Office for National Statistics reports increase in number of deaths

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 506,790 deaths were registered in England & Wales in 2013, compared with...

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August 13, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF has been appointed to the Scottish National Committee on Infant Cremation

SAIF is honoured to join the Scottish National Committee on Infant Cremation, which has been created as a response...

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August 12, 2014   //   No Comments

National Aids Trust (NAT) provides an update for SAIF Members

National Aids Trust’s Sally Thomas suggests that much more must be done for those who die with HIV to provide...

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August 11, 2014   //   No Comments

How does the migration of consumer credit regulation to the Financial Conduct Authority affect funeral directors?

SAIF Business Centre thanks Thomas McIntyre, customer resolutions manager at Golden Charter, for this summary of changes. You may...

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August 9, 2014   //   No Comments

Invitation to tender by HM Coroner for Norfolk

SAIF Business Centre has been forwarded information by Norfolk County Council about the invitation to tender for the provision...

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August 8, 2014   //   No Comments

Affected by a Debt Relief Order? Send SAIF your experiences.

SAIF Business Centre has been contacted by The Insolvency Service, which is conducting a review of Debt Relief Orders...

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August 7, 2014   //   No Comments

Immunisations for funeral staff

The question arose recently in the SAIF Business Centre about which immunisations funeral professionals should have. For anyone working with...

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August 5, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF Regional Meeting provides insight into Child Bereavement

The SAIF regional meeting at the Park Hotel near Aintree on 23rd July attracted a great turnout of forty...

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August 4, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF Scotland: Changes to the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death

On the 6th August the National Records of Scotland (NRS) will implement the new Medical Certificate of Cause of...

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August 1, 2014   //   No Comments

Changes to coffin requirements for burial at sea

It’s not a question that arises every day, but at SAIF Business Centre we like to keep on top...

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