Monthly Archives: January 2016

January 29, 2016   //   No Comments

HMRC reveals Top 10 worst tax return excuses for 2014

As the Self Assessment deadline approaches on 31 January, HM Revenues and Customs (HMRC) reveals some of the worst...

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January 28, 2016   //   No Comments

Bereavement payments challenged by MPs

The BBC has reported that a number of MPs have challenged the government on why benefits for bereavement are limited...

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January 28, 2016   //   No Comments

What are your chances of living to 100?

One in three of today’s babies will live to see their 100th birthday, according to latest estimates by the...

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January 27, 2016   //   No Comments

New National Living Wage to give living standards boost to over a million workers

The National Living Wage supports the government’s vision of a higher wage, lower welfare, lower tax society.  Over a...

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January 26, 2016   //   No Comments

Scottish Government Committee on Infant Cremation First Annual Report

The Scottish Government’s Committee on Infant Cremation has released its first annual report.  The document highlights the actions completed...

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January 25, 2016   //   No Comments

New SAIF Member – Arthur Jary & Sons

A Century of Caring in Norfolk and Suffolk In 1899, Arthur Jary and Sons undertook eighteen funerals, half of...

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January 22, 2016   //   No Comments

Fights at Funerals

According to the Northampton Chronicle and Echo, fights at Bedfordshire funerals and weddings are more common than might be expected. ...

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January 21, 2016   //   No Comments

Funeral Business Succession Planning

Have you considered what will happen to your funeral business when you’re ready to retire?  According to expert advice,...

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January 20, 2016   //   No Comments

New Online Tool for planning your future treatment and care

Compassion in Dying has launched a website which will allow people to record vital information about how they would...

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January 20, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF National President visits 10 Downing Street

SAIF National President Gemma O’Driscoll was honoured to attend a reception at 10 Downing Street yesterday evening.  Gemma was invited...

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January 19, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Announces Simon Weston as Guest Speaker at AGM Weekend

SAIF is delighted to announce that guest speaker at the AGM Weekend in March will be Simon Weston CBE. ...

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January 18, 2016   //   No Comments

Golden Charter TV ads to air from 18th January

Golden Charter is appearing on national television with a run of adverts from 18th January.  Katie Whyte, Golden Charter’s Head...

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January 18, 2016   //   No Comments

Ebola Crisis Declared Over

On 14th January, The World Health Organisation declared the widespread Ebola crisis in West Africa to be over, with Liberia...

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January 15, 2016   //   No Comments

Colourful Coffins Goes Green

Colourful Coffins proved its green credentials when it secured a sought after second place in the Green Progress Award...

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January 14, 2016   //   No Comments

Stress – a force to be reckoned with

 How can you help staff members deal with stress? Whilst individuals have a major role to play in ensuring...

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January 13, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Member David Gallagher Funeral Directors become Dementia Friendly

SAIF Member becomes a ‘Keighley Dementia Friend’  As part of their on-going efforts to be aware of the differing...

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January 13, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Member Update on Scottish Government’s National Committee on Infant Cremation

Member Jim Brodie of Brodies Funeral Services in North Lanarkshire represented SAIF on 12th January at a meeting of the commitee...

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January 12, 2016   //   No Comments

Update on Government’s Bereavement Benefits Inquiry

Thank you to SAIF Members who responded to the Government’s Inquiry into Bereavements Benefits.  SAIF Members may login to...

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January 12, 2016   //   No Comments

Two months ahead of SAIF’s AGM Banquet Weekend, rooms have sold out!

Members are still welcome to book for our exciting events during the weekend of 11th to 13th March, but...

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January 11, 2016   //   No Comments

Send your views to the government’s infant cremation consultation

The Ministry of Justice has launched a consultation into infant cremation The consultation seeks views on proposals for a...

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January 8, 2016   //   No Comments

New SAIF Member PL Mulligan

PL Mulligan may be a relatively new company, but they are committed to being family-owned and family-run funeral directors. The...

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January 7, 2016   //   No Comments

Thanks from CLIC Sargent

Funeral Directors helped to raise over £650,000 for CLIC Sargent in 2015  SAIF has received a thank you letter from...

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January 6, 2016   //   No Comments

Insurance for your company – It’s Law!

Under the Employers Liability (EL) (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 the majority of employers are required to obtain insurance to...

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January 5, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Member Questions Council’s Funeral Costs Increase

SAIF Member questions council’s funeral costs increase Director of Bowley Funeral Directors in Hassocks, West Sussex, Paul Bowley has...

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January 4, 2016   //   No Comments

Deadline reminder: Government’s Bereavement Benefits Inquiry – 5th January

The deadline for written submissions into the government’s inquiry into bereavement benefits is 5th January. Submit your views here Has your...

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January 4, 2016   //   No Comments

Happy New Year to SAIF Members

SAIF Business Centre wishes all Members a happy and prosperous 2016 and offers these differing views of the season: ...

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