Monthly Archives: July 2016

July 29, 2016   //   No Comments

How do animals mourn their dead?

Qeepr recently blogged about mourning rites of animals.  Humans have developed many rituals and practices to help us cope...

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July 28, 2016   //   1 Comment

Welcome to the SAIF President’s new blog

This is the first of what I hope will become an ongoing feature of our SAIF website. Hopefully at...

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July 27, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF’s Chief Executive reported in The Telegraph

SAIF’s Chief Executive, Terry Tennens, recently responded to a letter in The Telegraph, in which the reader had described...

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July 26, 2016   //   No Comments

How does our sex and age affect what we die from?

More than half a million deaths were registered in England and Wales in 2015, but data from the Office...

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July 25, 2016   //   No Comments

Can you support SAIF’s President’s charity challenge?

Paul’s fundraiser – Caledonian Canal Canoe Challenge This is a classic canoe journey from coast to coast through the...

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July 21, 2016   //   No Comments

Funeral grants for families on very low incomes

With funeral debt becoming an increasing problem for your clients, here’s some useful information to pass on. We’ve recently been advised...

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July 19, 2016   //   No Comments

Public Health England publishes advice on the use of e-cigarettes

Public Health England (PHE) has published advice for business and employers to help them create their own policies on the...

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July 18, 2016   //   No Comments

Round the clock access to palliative care experts for dying people

BT News reported recently that people nearing the end of their life are to have round-the-clock access to palliative...

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July 15, 2016   //   No Comments

End of Life Transport Service for North East Patients

ChronicleLive reports that terminally ill patients in the North East now have a dedicated transport service provided by the...

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July 14, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Regional Meeting in Haydock

SAIF Members in the North West are invited to join us at our Regional Meeting on 20th July at...

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July 13, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF’s first Webinar is today: Dealing with difficult families – a legal perspective

SAIF is delighted to host the first in a series of online information sessions for members.  There are a couple...

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July 12, 2016   //   No Comments

Two years of flexible working

Around 20 million people in Great Britain can now request flexible working, since the government’s extension of the right to...

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July 11, 2016   //   No Comments

Government response to consultation on infant cremations

On 7th July the government published its response to the recent consultation on infant cremations, which sought views on...

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July 8, 2016   //   No Comments

World Hospice & Palliative Care Day 2016

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day will take place on Saturday 8th October 2016. It is a unified day...

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July 7, 2016   //   No Comments

Discount store offers shoppers coffins and caskets

When visiting a discount store, the shopping list usually consists of food, toiletries and other household items. Now, Costco...

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July 6, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Associate Cloudberry has raised £800,000

In the last financial year, SAIF associate Cloudberry has raised about £800,000 for charities across the UK, through its...

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July 5, 2016   //   No Comments

Need advice on payroll issues?

Ever need help with payroll issues?  HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) provides a wealth of help and support online...

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July 4, 2016   //   No Comments

Meet SAIF’s President Paul Allcock

Paul Allcock became SAIF’s National President in March 2016 and SAIF has kept him busy travelling around the country...

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July 1, 2016   //   No Comments

Considering a natural burial ground?

It is hugely important that the final resting place for someone you love – or indeed for you yourself...

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