Monthly Archives: March 2016

March 31, 2016   //   No Comments

Advice for SAIF members on using photos for PR

SAIF’s PR agency has provided useful information on taking good photos for use with PR, which can improve the...

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March 30, 2016   //   No Comments

Risk assessment for public safety

SAIF Business Centre has just placed a new template on the Members’ Area for companies looking to check their...

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March 29, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF’s AGM Weekend Photo Round-up

We have photographic evidence: SAIF’s 2016 AGM Banquet Weekend was hugely successful and enjoyed by attendees. Some of the weekend’s highlights...

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March 24, 2016   //   No Comments

Talented SAIF Member offers singing services to his local community

Classically trained tenor, Matthew Sims of Sims and Jones Independent Funeral Directors in Bonymaen, is now offering his singing...

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March 24, 2016   //   No Comments

Scottish Parliament passes legislation to modernise burial and cremation

Legislation to modernise the governance and scrutiny of burial and cremation has been passed by the Scottish Parliament.  The...

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March 23, 2016   //   No Comments

Waste Duty of Care Code of Practice recently published

The duty of care legislation makes provision for the safe management of waste to protect human health and the...

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March 22, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF guidance on using social media to promote your business

SAIF members who attended last week’s webinars by Genesis PR found the two sessions very useful.  Items covered included...

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March 22, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF advice for Health & Safety inspections

Many employers worry about having a visit from a Health and Safety inspector, but if you’re running your business...

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March 21, 2016   //   No Comments

Have you got questions about finalising your PAYE for 2015-16?

HM Revenues and Customs (HMRC) are running live online help sessions give you answers to your questions or show you...

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March 18, 2016   //   No Comments

The UK’s employment rate has hit another record high, rising to 74.1%.

There are now a record 31.4 million people in work – up 521,000 compared with this time last year,...

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March 17, 2016   //   No Comments

The National Living Wage will be introduced on 1 April

Employers need to prepare for the changes and ensure they are paying the new rates. Employees will also expect to know...

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March 16, 2016   //   No Comments

Donations to science increase following rising funeral costs

As reported recently in SAIFinsight, The Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee has flagged...

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March 15, 2016   //   No Comments

Consultation on Reforms to Death Certification – Make your views known

Make your views known At this week’s Global Patient Safety Summit, the Secretary of State for Health announced a...

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March 14, 2016   //   No Comments

Hugely successful SAIF Weekend

SAIF has just enjoyed a hugely successful AGM Banquet Weekend at The Vale Resort, Vale of Glamorgan. Simon Weston...

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March 11, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF wishes members a fantastic AGM weekend in Wales

SAIF wishes members from around the country a SAIF and enjoyable weekend at the The Vale Resort, Hensol Park,...

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March 10, 2016   //   No Comments

Fewer adults dying from conditions directly caused by alcohol

New figures from Public Health England show fewer adults are dying from alcohol-specific conditions, such as alcoholic liver disease...

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March 9, 2016   //   No Comments

Reduce the risk of long-term stress related absence with SAIFSupport

A recent article by FitforWork highlighted a The 2015 report by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and corporate...

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March 8, 2016   //   No Comments

The government pledges £1.5 million to help young people spot signs of mental illness

A £1.5 million fund was recently announced by the government to help young people develop support networks and talk about...

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March 7, 2016   //   No Comments

Next stage of the Small Business Act due in April

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act is being implemented in stages between October 2015 and late 2016. The...

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March 4, 2016   //   No Comments

Church of England funeral guide

The Church of England have an excellent guide to funeral services on their website.  The advice includes information for...

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March 3, 2016   //   No Comments

The Future of ageing looks bleak without better planning

The International Longevity Centre recently launched a new report which argues that our ageing society offers significant social and economic opportunities but...

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March 2, 2016   //   No Comments

Free online seminar for SAIF Members on using social media

Social media is becoming increasingly important and funeral directors are starting to use it to promote themselves online.  At...

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March 2, 2016   //   No Comments

Study shows drastic measures needed to pay for funerals

Research from the British Seniors Insurance Agency has shown that British consumers have had to take drastic measures to...

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March 1, 2016   //   No Comments

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency warnings about scam emails

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency is aware that some members of the public have had emails claiming to be...

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