Monthly Archives: January 2015

January 30, 2015   //   No Comments

The ‘right’ bereavement support

The question on my mind at the start of this new year is, ‘what exactly do bereaved people need?’ Compassion,...

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January 29, 2015   //   No Comments

Opinions sought on proposed merger of East Anglia coroner areas

SAIF Business Centre has received a request for views on the proposed merger of the South and West Cambridgeshire,...

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January 29, 2015   //   No Comments

Repatriation Scam Reminder

SAIF has often notified members of potential scams, this is a reminder to keep you on your toes. Thanks...

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January 28, 2015   //   No Comments

Driving licence changes

From 8 June 2015, the photocard licence counterpart will not be valid and will no longer be issued by...

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January 27, 2015   //   No Comments

New training schedule announced by Independent Funeral College

The Independent Funeral (IFD) College runs courses to meet the needs of funeral professionals. The courses have been developed...

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January 26, 2015   //   No Comments

Renfield to entertain at SAIF Annual Banquet

Back by popular demand…………………Renfield the Butler Yes, the man who had guests laughing, dancing and totally entertained at the...

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January 23, 2015   //   No Comments

Government allocates £800,000 to support people at end of life

The Cabinet Office has awarded more than £800,000 to 7 social action projects across the country providing compassionate support...

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January 22, 2015   //   No Comments

Do More Online – digital marketing help for small businesses

Total website sales in the UK are worth £164 billion, yet close to half of all the small businesses in...

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January 21, 2015   //   No Comments

New Year Message from SAIF Executive Chairman

Happy New Year to you all! The New Year has started with a bang at SAIF Business Centre as...

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January 20, 2015   //   No Comments

Happy New Year from SAIF’s National President

I can’t quite believe how quickly 2014 has gone! One minute I was looking forward to becoming the president...

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January 19, 2015   //   No Comments

Crisis thanks all who supported them at Christmas

Crisis was able to welcome over 4,000 people at Christmas across London, Edinburgh and Newcastle. A dedicated team of 10,000...

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January 16, 2015   //   No Comments

Government to fight ageism in the workplace

The government is rolling out an ‘older workers’ champion scheme across every part of the UK to tackle age...

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January 15, 2015   //   No Comments

Metal Recycling scheme reaches £2 million

By January 2015 The Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management (ICCM)’s metal recycling scheme has donated £2 million to...

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January 14, 2015   //   No Comments

New website offers funeral readings

An interfaith minister has produced a website featuring 100 new funeral readings that have been widely accepted by ministers...

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January 13, 2015   //   No Comments

SAIF tips for becoming more dementia friendly

SAIF recently announced its campaign to help funeral director members become more dementia friendly organisations. Working with training2care, licence...

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January 12, 2015   //   No Comments

How does automatic pension enrolment affect part-time workers?

Workplace pensions apply to all employees who earn at least £833 per month and are aged between 22 and...

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January 9, 2015   //   No Comments

Do you keep an Accident Book?

Although the requirement to keep a current accident book applies to businesses with over ten members of staff, it...

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January 8, 2015   //   No Comments

Are you doing enough to sort your waste?

Since the beginning of 2015, the Waste Regulations 2012 legislation has been in place, which requires waste to be separated....

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January 7, 2015   //   No Comments

How prepared is the UK for Ebola?

Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt led the discussion on Ebola in parliament on 5th January. Mr Hunt gave...

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January 7, 2015   //   No Comments

What do funeral directors need to know about Ebola?

Public Health England has published a document about Ebola for people working in the funeral profession, coroner’s offices and...

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January 6, 2015   //   No Comments

Launch of Dying Matters Awareness Week on 19th January

Dying Matters will launch its Awareness Week at the Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury on 19th January. The next Awareness Week...

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January 5, 2015   //   No Comments

Roadworks around Lincoln Crematorium

For SAIF Members who use the Lincoln Crematorium, please be aware of the following road improvements taking place from...

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January 5, 2015   //   No Comments

SAIF AGM and Banquet Weekend 20th to 22nd March

SAIF’s AGM and Banquet Weekend will be held this year at the Beaumont House Hotel in Old Windsor, Berkshire...

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January 2, 2015   //   No Comments

Find a Humanist Ceremonies Celebrant Online

The British Humanist Association is offering a searchable list of celebrants on their website. Isabel Russo, Head of Ceremonies...

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