Monthly Archives: February 2016

February 29, 2016   //   No Comments

Make your Leap Day count for Clic Sargent

Across the UK on Monday 29th February, CLIC Sargent Care Professionals will provide 850 hours of support to young...

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February 26, 2016   //   No Comments

Life expectancy at older ages is the highest it’s ever been

A new report by Public Health England (PHE) finds that life expectancy at older ages in England has risen...

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February 25, 2016   //   No Comments

Funeral director views requested for cremation consultation by Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice will be hosting a web chat on 29th February from 12 to 1 pm.  As...

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February 25, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIFCharter AGM 12th March 2016

 The SAIFCharter Annual General Meeting will take place following SAIF’s AGM on 12th March at the Vale Resort, Vale of...

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February 24, 2016   //   No Comments

Sign up for Simon Weston’s Inspirational Talk at SAIF Weekend

SAIF Members are reminded to sign up for Simon Weston’s inspirational talk at our AGM Banquet Weekend at The Vale Resort,...

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February 23, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Members nominate your new Executive by 5th March

SAIF Members must be aware by now of the AGM Banquet Weekend taking place between the 11th and 13th...

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February 22, 2016   //   No Comments

New to VAT and want to know more?

Find out all you need via an HMRC’s free live webinar on 23rd February.  Whether you want to know...

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February 22, 2016   //   No Comments

How close is too close to a crematorium?

The Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA) recently reported in SAIFinsight about the Scottish Government’s controversial attempt to...

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February 19, 2016   //   No Comments

50% of Social Fund Funeral Expenses Claims are rejected

Fair Funerals recently tweeted statistics from the Department for Work and Pensions, which showed the number of applications and...

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February 18, 2016   //   No Comments

88% of employees experience stress at work

The government’s website FitForWork recently reported on new research by human capital management firm ADP.  The research found that 88%...

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February 17, 2016   //   No Comments

Should funeral directors be licensed?

This was the subject recently being discussed on the Edinburgh Evening News website.  Willie Reid, chairman of the Mortonhall...

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February 16, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF offers Members online Classified Ads

Do you have a funeral related item you wish to sell?  We’ll include the details on our Classified Ads...

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February 15, 2016   //   No Comments

New Sentencing Guidelines for Health & Safety Offences

In a recent issue of SAIFinsight, Simon Bloxham, Health & Safety Strategist at Safety for Business, examined penalties for...

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February 12, 2016   //   No Comments

Gift cards – a waste of money?

Did you give a gift card for Christmas?  A survey has found that some Christmas gift vouchers are never...

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February 11, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF President interviewed on Radio 4 Woman’s Hour

SAIF’s President Gemma O’Driscoll was interviewed today on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.  The show’s topic was how to have...

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February 11, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF welcomes new member R Greaves in Wem, Shropshire

After 11 years work with a family-run funeral director, Rhian Greaves decided to start her own funeral business in...

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February 10, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Members needed for short survey

 One of SAIF’s major goals this year is to further promote awareness of the SAIF brand and our individual...

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February 9, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Helpline continues to grow in popularity

SAIF members have clearly utilised their access to the SAIF Helpline, which offers legal advice for SAIF members.  As...

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February 8, 2016   //   No Comments

Mobile Virtual Dementia Tour training dates announced

For most people with a loved one suffering from Dementia, the journey starts with the diagnosis.  But what happens...

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February 5, 2016   //   No Comments

New FAQ feature on SAIF Website

At SAIF Business Centre we receive calls from members with questions ranging from ashes to vaccinations and everything in...

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February 4, 2016   //   No Comments

Government’s Bereavement Benefits Inquiry continues

The government’s inquiry into bereavement benefits continued last week with an interview with Baroness Altmann CBE, Minister of State...

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February 3, 2016   //   No Comments

Welcome to new SAIF Members Hill Brothers in Thirsk

Established in 2001 in Thirsk, North Yorkshire by Richard and Jeffrey Hill, Hill Brothers quickly earned a reputation for...

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February 2, 2016   //   No Comments

Notice of SAIF Annual General Meeting

 The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors give notice that the Annual General Meeting of the Society...

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February 2, 2016   //   No Comments

Superbugs – a guide for funeral directors

As featured in SAIFinsight’s December issue, SAIF has published a briefing note on Superbugs for funeral directors.  The World...

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February 1, 2016   //   No Comments

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016 launched

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2016 was recently launched at a sell-out event, with around 160 delegates in attendance.  This year’s...

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