Monthly Archives: June 2015

June 30, 2015   //   No Comments

Digital autopsies offer alternative to post mortems

If a loved one requires a post mortem, traditionally the organs of the deceased are removed for examination. Although...

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June 29, 2015   //   No Comments

Apply for the government’s broadband connection voucher scheme

More than 25,000 small and medium businesses (SMEs) across the UK have benefitted from the Government’s Broadband Connection voucher scheme....

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June 26, 2015   //   No Comments

Church of England Campaign for Religious Funerals

Across the UK, religious funerals are growing increasingly rare and the Church of England has begun a national campaign...

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June 25, 2015   //   No Comments

SAIF highlights Fair Funeral Pledge on BBC Wiltshire

SAIF Vice President Paul Allcock was interviewed on BBC Wiltshire on 24th June about funeral poverty. Paul began the interview by explaining...

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June 25, 2015   //   No Comments

Child Funeral Charity to hold seminar 14th July

The Child Funeral Charity (CFC) is holding an educational seminar on deaths and funerals in different religions and cultures...

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June 24, 2015   //   No Comments

The government commits to create 3 million apprenticeships by 2020

The Department for Business Innovation & Skills recently announced that the term ‘apprenticeship’ will be protected in law. It...

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June 23, 2015   //   No Comments

Funerals and burial space: key issues for the 2015 Parliament

As reported in SAIFinsight June 2015, the rising cost of funerals and the increasing lack of burial space will...

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June 22, 2015   //   No Comments

Developing the SAIF brand

“Contrary to popular opinion, we are not doing our job of representing independent funeral directors out of any ‘self...

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June 19, 2015   //   No Comments

Has the British funeral transformed?

BBC Online recently reported that the stiff upper lip is now absent from the average British funeral. Now it’s a...

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June 18, 2015   //   No Comments

SAIF Member gains coverage for Fair Funerals Pledge

Paul Williams Independent Funeral Director of Bury has gained local coverage of the Fair Funerals Pledge. The Bury Times...

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June 18, 2015   //   No Comments

Cruse to host Conference at Warwick on 7th and 8th July

New insights into bereavement care This will be a two day exploration of grief and bereavement issues, featuring world...

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June 17, 2015   //   No Comments

SAIF shortlisted for TAF Awards 2015

SAIF is delighted to anounce that we have reached finalist status for entry in the Trade Association Forum’s Best...

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June 16, 2015   //   No Comments

How does The Localism Act affect funeral businesses?

In 2011 The Localism Act was quietly enacted in Parliament to provide local authorities with greater freedoms and flexibilities in their...

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June 15, 2015   //   No Comments

SAIF’s Successful Stint at National Funeral Exhibition

SAIF would like to thank all members and associates who visited their stand at the National Funeral Exhibition. During the weekend...

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June 12, 2015   //   No Comments

Join us on SAIF’s stand at the NFE

SAIF’s stand at the National Funeral Exhibition this year is designed as a hospitality area and we hope to meet and...

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June 11, 2015   //   No Comments

Woman jailed for hiding son’s funeral from ex-husband

The Guardian recently reported on the story of a woman who signed fake certificates to stop her ex-husband from attending the...

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June 10, 2015   //   No Comments

Fancy a day out at Snowdon with SAIF’s President?

Having completed the West Highland Way, I’m now planning my next charity activity – climbing Snowdon on 11th July....

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June 9, 2015   //   No Comments

Small independent funeral directors back Fair Funerals pledge

Over eight hundred independent funeral directors, who are members of SAIF, are being urged to back the Fair Funerals...

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June 9, 2015   //   No Comments

Too poor to die – report by The Guardian

A report by The Guardian today highlights the increased costs of funeral costs, particularly for those on low incomes....

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June 9, 2015   //   No Comments

How does ill health affect staff productivity?

According to research by Price Waterhouse Coopers*, the annual cost of sickness absence has climbed to £29 billion for...

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June 8, 2015   //   No Comments

Infection Control Update

As you will be well aware there are a number of health and safety risks that exist in funeral...

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June 5, 2015   //   No Comments

800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta

Why Commemorate the 800th Anniversary? The Magna Carta, or the Great Charter of Liberty, was born on 15 June...

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June 4, 2015   //   No Comments

Need help with Pay and Work Rights?

Acas now provides help and advice for workers and employers on rights and obligations at work. Acas provides free...

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June 4, 2015   //   No Comments

Gemma’s Mission Accomplished!

Congratulations to SAIF National President Gemma O’Driscoll and team who have successfully achieved their goal of walking the West...

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June 3, 2015   //   No Comments

Gemma’s Tough Few Days

SAIF’s National President, Gemma O’Driscoll gives an update on the final day of the West Highland Way Challenge.  ...

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June 3, 2015   //   No Comments

Charity Commission Scam Warning

Regulator issues alert about a scam that uses a fake charity name to obtain bank information. The Charity Commission...

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June 2, 2015   //   No Comments

The funeral time bomb

A report by the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) has predicted a 20% increase in the number of deaths. Entitled...

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June 1, 2015   //   No Comments

Gemma’s West Highland Way Challenge Starts today

SAIF wishes National President Gemma O’Driscoll and her team well at the start of their ambitious challenge of completing...

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