Monthly Archives: October 2016

October 31, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Member opens new premises in Lossiemouth

A father and son funeral business in Lossiemouth is celebrating after opening its new premises. Steven Thomson & Son...

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October 28, 2016   //   No Comments

Advance Decisions and Mental Health

To mark World Mental Health Day in October, Compassion in Dying has launched a new resource produced in collaboration with...

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October 27, 2016   //   1 Comment

Reflecting on the last six months

I find myself approaching 7 months as your National President. Last month I celebrated (a loose term) my 50th...

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October 26, 2016   //   No Comments

More saving as a result of automatic enrolment

New figures show that by 2020 over 10 million people are expected to be newly saving or saving more...

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October 25, 2016   //   No Comments

Remembrance Sunday arrangements in London

On Sunday 13 November, the National Service of Remembrance will be held at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London.  Starting...

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October 24, 2016   //   No Comments

Ensure you put the Right Waste in the Right Place

Environment Agency officers recently ran waste checks on vehicles in the North East.  They checked vehicles to ensure they...

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October 21, 2016   //   No Comments

Deaths with dementia diagnosis doubles

The proportion of people dying with a recorded dementia diagnosis has more than doubled since 2001. Public Health England...

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October 20, 2016   //   No Comments

MIND’s ‘Find the Words’ campaign

Charity MIND has launched a new campaign, Find the Words, to ensure that everyone with a mental health problem...

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October 19, 2016   //   No Comments

New findings on post-chemotherapy deaths using world-first PHE cancer data

Public Health England recently reported that the first major report using world-first systemic anticancer treatment (SACT) data had been...

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October 18, 2016   //   No Comments

Five facts on the impact of older workers

The 1st of October was the United Nations International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP).  To celebrate the day, the Office...

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October 17, 2016   //   No Comments

Learn about compliance and regulation of funeral plans at SAIF’s Education Day

Every parliament across the UK has made various moves that could have a direct impact on independent funeral directors. ...

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October 14, 2016   //   No Comments

Do you know about data protection in emails?

Did you know that you could get heavily fined for distributing an email to several people and entering their...

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October 13, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Member celebrates 190 years with Maidenhead opening

Independent funeral director A B Walker has celebrated its 190th anniversary with the opening of a new branch in...

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October 12, 2016   //   No Comments

Find out what you need to about balloon releases

If you organise balloon releases for your clients, are you aware of the guidelines and code of conduct produced...

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October 11, 2016   //   No Comments

Pollution prevention information for businesses

As a business owner or manager, you’re responsible for preventing your business or organisation from causing or allowing pollution...

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October 10, 2016   //   No Comments

BBC Breakfast highlights need for mental health support

BBC Breakfast highlighted the need for support for those suffering with mental health issues on their sofa on 4th...

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October 10, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF is recruiting QA inspectors

SAIF Business Centre is looking to expand the Quality Assurance team and are seeking a suitably experienced person to carry...

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October 10, 2016   //   No Comments

Learn what you need to know about Data Protection at SAIF’s Education Day on 2nd November

Did you know that you could get heavily fined for distributing an email to several people and entering their...

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October 7, 2016   //   No Comments

New Membership status of the IFD College

INVITATION TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE IFD COLLEGE: MIFDC to holders of Cert.FP, NAFD Diploma and BIFD Diploma...

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October 6, 2016   //   No Comments

Birmingham crowned this year’s ‘most enterprising place in Britain’

Birmingham has been named the ‘most enterprising place in Britain’ by the 2016 Enterprising Britain Awards. Birmingham, Liverpool, Broxbourne...

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October 6, 2016   //   No Comments

Keep up to date with funeral products and services at SAIF’s Education Day

In addition to an agenda filled with relevant speakers, SAIF’s Education Day offers the chance to meet with exhibitors...

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October 6, 2016   //   No Comments

Latest figures show a 8.5% rise in people dying from drug misuse

New recommendations from the independent expert group convened by Public Health England (PHE) and the Local Government Association addresses...

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October 5, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF launches end of life campaign

It is a taboo subject often left until it is too late – but funeral directors are now urging...

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October 4, 2016   //   No Comments

HMRC Webinars to help employers with employment issues

As an employer you need to know what your employees are entitled to if they’re sick or become parents. ...

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October 3, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF National President quoted in The Telegraph and The Independent

SAIF National President Paul Allcock was quoted in an article on live streaming of funerals.  The Telegraph and The...

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October 3, 2016   //   No Comments

This is Hospice Care Week

Hospice Care Week is an annual week of activity to raise the profile of hospice care across the UK....

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October 3, 2016   //   No Comments

New findings on post-chemotherapy deaths using world-first PHE cancer data

Public Health England recently reported that the first major report using world-first systemic anticancer treatment (SACT) data had been...

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October 3, 2016   //   No Comments

Stoptober back for the fifth year

Stoptober is back for a fifth year to encourage the nation’s remaining 7 million smokers to quit together this...

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