Monthly Archives: November 2016

November 30, 2016   //   No Comments

BBC Radio 4 “We need to talk about death” Wednesday 8pm

On BBC Radio 4’s new series “We need to talk about death”, Joan Bakewell and her panel discuss death and...

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November 30, 2016   //   No Comments

Need to know about the National Minimum Wage?

HM Revenues and Customs will be holding a webinar on The National Living Wage and The National Minimum Wage...

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November 29, 2016   //   No Comments

How can you improve the mental health of your staff?

Mental health, just like physical health, has a major impact on how well workers are able to carry out...

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November 28, 2016   //   No Comments

Organise a Christmas Crafternoon for Mind

With Christmas only around the corner, Mind is asking people to take part in a Christmas Crafternoon, an event...

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November 25, 2016   //   No Comments

Support groups for those bereaved through suicide

Facing the Future support groups have been developed by Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care to help support people who have been bereaved by suicide. ...

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November 24, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF’s President ponders Christmas Quandaries

At this time of year and as we approach Christmas, my thoughts are particularly centred around the bereaved that...

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November 23, 2016   //   No Comments

We need your views on the regulation of the funeral profession in Scotland

As you may be aware, the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act received Royal Assent earlier this year, paving the...

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November 23, 2016   //   No Comments

Survey shows that 52% of people haven’t considered their own funeral costs

Research by the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA) has revealed that 52% of people have given no thought to how...

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November 22, 2016   //   No Comments

North east crematorium streams its services

Funeral directors in the north east have spotted a trend for filming funerals and streaming them live to loved...

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November 21, 2016   //   No Comments

1 in 29 school age children in the UK have been bereaved of a parent or sibling.

Children’s Grief Awareness Week UK takes place this year between 17th and 23rd November.  It’s designed to raise awareness...

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November 18, 2016   //   No Comments

Limiting back pain at work

According to FitForWork, back pain is likely to affect 80% of adults in Britain during their lifetime.  Backs are...

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November 17, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF webinar recording available

SAIF’s webinar from 9th November is now available to watch online.  The subject was ‘Future proofing your funeral business’,...

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November 17, 2016   //   No Comments

Only 2% of people can identify risks of developing dementia

Public Health England (PHE) found that more than a quarter (28%) of the British public is unable to correctly identify...

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November 16, 2016   //   No Comments

Charities Act 2016: New fundraising rules

  New rules for charity fundraising were introduced by the Charities Commission on 1st November 2016. They affect the...

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November 15, 2016   //   No Comments

Help working out Statutory Sick Pay

HMRC are running online seminars to help small businesses calculate Statutory Sick Pay and Payments for Births.  These are free...

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November 14, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Meeting in Belfast on 24th November

Northern Irish SAIF Members are invited to join us at our Belfast Regional Meeting on 24th November.  The meeting...

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November 11, 2016   //   No Comments

Pound won’t be ‘round’ much longer

Businesses are being urged to get ready for the historic new £1 coin.  A new campaign to support retailers and...

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November 10, 2016   //   No Comments

SAIF Membership Annual Subscription Renewal- Get Ready!

Annual subscription renewal notices are being posted to SAIF members from this week. The pack includes several documents which need...

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November 9, 2016   //   No Comments

Welsh SAIF Members can celebrate Christmas early

If you’re a SAIF Member in Wales, you don’t need to wait until December to start celebrating.  SAIF is...

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November 8, 2016   //   No Comments

20 days until Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday was brought to the UK two years ago by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). It’s the day to do...

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November 7, 2016   //   No Comments

Regulating Scottish funeral directors – we need your views

As you may be aware, the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act received Royal Assent earlier this year, paving the...

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November 4, 2016   //   1 Comment

SAIF’s response to ‘Funerals: a costly undertaking?’

In response to last night’s ITV Tonight documentary, Funerals: A costly undertaking?, Terry Tennens, Chief Executive of SAIF, commented:...

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November 4, 2016   //   No Comments

The Guardian reports that burial mounds are making a comeback

A type of burial used 5,000 years ago is available again as families mourning loved ones seek a better...

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November 3, 2016   //   No Comments

ITV documentary on funerals this evening

Terry Tennens, Chief Executive of SAIF, commented: “As you may be aware, ITV is planning to run a documentary at...

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November 3, 2016   //   No Comments

Local Charities Day: 16th December

The government has announced that Local Charities Day will take place on 16 December 2016.  The day will celebrate...

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November 2, 2016   //   No Comments

Look after year heart

A staggering 4 in 5 (79.2%) people over 30 have a heart age older than their chronological age, making...

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November 1, 2016   //   No Comments

Coffin Accreditation Schemes update

SAIF has received this information: “The Cremation Associations, namely the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA), the Institute...

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