Monthly Archives: December 2014

December 31, 2014   //   No Comments

New National Tissue Directory and Research Collaboration

The Medical Research Council is pleased to announce on behalf of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) the establishment...

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December 30, 2014   //   No Comments

Biggest state pensions overhaul in generations

In November the Government launched a major new drive to help people understand historic reforms that will introduce a...

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December 29, 2014   //   No Comments

“On Boxing Day Crisis served nearly 600 meals including seconds.”

SAIF National President Mark Woollard is spending much of this Christmas time volunteering for Crisis. Here’s Mark’s latest update. 28th December and...

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December 29, 2014   //   No Comments

Welcome to new SAIF Members

Colin Fisher Funeral Services, Orpington, Kent Colin’s route to funeral directing has been an indirect one, starting work in...

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December 24, 2014   //   No Comments

What a year! 2014 Round up by SAIF’s Executive Chairman Alun Tucker

Another year draws to a close, so let’s reflect on what 2014 has meant to SAIF. January – SAIF...

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December 23, 2014   //   No Comments

While you’re spending time with the family this Christmas tell them about your #DonationWish

While people across the UK are looking forward to spending Christmas with their loved ones and exchanging gifts, 6,891...

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December 22, 2014   //   No Comments

Tender for Contract with West London Coroner

The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham is the lead Borough for the West London Coroner’s District. They have...

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December 22, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF’s Seasonal Opening Hours

Seasonal greetings from all at SAIF Business Centre As has been customary over recent years, in lieu of Christmas...

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December 19, 2014   //   No Comments

Support people with dementia at Christmas

Public Health England (PHE) and Alzheimer’s Society are calling on people to become Dementia Friends, as research reveals the...

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December 18, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF President’s Festive Plans

Right now you may be thinking of a few days out of the office this Christmas; I hope that...

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December 17, 2014   //   No Comments

Too far to travel to a funeral? Watch it on the web.

Funeral webcasting is the use of digital cameras, such as webcams, and the Internet to broadcast a funeral or...

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December 16, 2014   //   No Comments

New Shared Parental Leave Regulations

From 1st December new regulations apply, designed to give parents more flexibility in how to share the care of their...

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December 15, 2014   //   No Comments

World Dementia Council to prioritise care and risk reduction

In its third meeting since formation in December 2013, The World Dementia Council added two further priority areas to...

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December 12, 2014   //   No Comments

Could you help a bereaved child near you?

1 in 29 pupils will be bereaved of a sibling or parent – that’s a child in every class....

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December 11, 2014   //   No Comments

Changes to Exhumation Licenses from January 2015

On 1 January 2015, the Burial Act 1857 will be amended to simplify exhumation procedures in a small number...

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December 11, 2014   //   No Comments

Be SAIF, Be aware of the latest scam affecting funeral directors

SAIF Business Centre has received a warning from Mark Mason at Mason’s Independent Funeral Directors in Weston-super-Mare about an...

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December 10, 2014   //   No Comments

Funeral Poverty Bill Read in Parliament

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck presented her Funeral Services Bill in Parliament on 9th December under the ten minute...

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December 10, 2014   //   No Comments

Dying Matters report Britons uncomfortable discussing bereavement

Almost half of Britons (47%) say they would feel uncomfortable talking to someone who has been recently bereaved and...

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December 9, 2014   //   No Comments

Overseas Death Certification Update

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is changing the way that it registers the birth and death of British Citizens...

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December 8, 2014   //   No Comments

Ebola risk remains low

In its first monthly Ebola summary report, Public Health England (PHE) noted that it is continuing to work with government...

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December 6, 2014   //   No Comments

Give safely to Charity This Christmas

The Charity Commission released a short video on 2nd Tuesday December to emphasise Safer Giving messages. Christmas is traditionally a...

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December 5, 2014   //   No Comments

Crowd Funding a Funeral

We’re all becoming increasingly aware of the power of crowdfunding: funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions...

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December 4, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF becomes dementia friendly

SAIF is delighted to announce its support for dementia awareness, with news of how SAIF members can exclusively become more Dementia...

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December 3, 2014   //   No Comments

New Website for End of Life Help

Find Me Help, the UK’s most comprehensive directory for people in the last years of life, their carers, family...

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December 2, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF Update: Are you compliant with the Companies Act 2006?

Regulations made under the Companies Act 2006 require a company to display its name at its registered office and...

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December 1, 2014   //   No Comments

Coffin Accreditation

SAIF is represented on the Council of British Funeral Services by Richard Edwards who recently attended a meeting, at...

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