Monthly Archives: January 2017

January 31, 2017   //   No Comments

HM Revenue & Customs offers online advice on employing people

HM Revenue and Customs offers several ways for employers to find out all they need to know about employing...

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January 30, 2017   //   No Comments

Charity Commission warns of sham charity appeals

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, is issuing this alert to the public...

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January 27, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF visits Northern Ireland

SAIF Executive Terry Tennens and National President Paul Allcock enjoyed a busy visit to Belfast at the end of...

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January 26, 2017   //   No Comments

Words of Wisdom from SAIF – President’s blog now available

As I am now coming towards the end of my year as President of SAIF, I find myself reflecting...

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January 25, 2017   //   No Comments

Catholic Church ban on scattering of ashes

The Roman Catholic Church has banned the scattering of ashes of the dead, insisting that, in some circumstances, those...

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January 24, 2017   //   No Comments

Dying to Work Campaign

The 2010 Equality Act offers some protection for terminally ill employees, however, the act still allows employers to dismiss a...

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January 23, 2017   //   No Comments

Record number of MPs sign petition for financial help for children’s funerals

Fair Funerals recently reported that a record number of MPs has signed an Early Day Motion (EDM) to end children’s...

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January 20, 2017   //   No Comments

Book your SAIF AGM Weekend places now

Bookings are being taken for our AGM Banquet Weekend on 24th to 26th March in Harrogate.  In addition to...

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January 19, 2017   //   No Comments

Aberdeen staff awarded IFD College Certificates

IFD College certificates have been awarded to two staff members from Mark Shaw Funeral Services.  The awards were given...

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January 18, 2017   //   No Comments

We need to talk about death

BBC Radio 4 recently ran a series of three programmes to encourage people to talk about death.  Joan Bakewell...

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January 17, 2017   //   No Comments

E-learning guide from HMRC to paying your employers

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have created a new e-learning guide to ‘Paying your workers the minimum wage’. HMRC wants...

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January 16, 2017   //   No Comments

Government agrees better support for bereaved families

The new modernised Bereavement Support Payment was announced on 12 January 2017 by Minister for Welfare Delivery Caroline Nokes....

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January 16, 2017   //   No Comments

How to beat Blue Monday

According to website awarenessdays.co.uk, the The third Monday of January has been awarded the gloomy title of Blue Monday...

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January 13, 2017   //   No Comments

Find out about being a compassionate employer

The Compassionate Employer programme has been developed by the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) working with a group...

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January 12, 2017   //   No Comments

How do employers recognise work-related stress?

According to Mind, one in four people will experience some sort of mental health condition in the course of...

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January 11, 2017   //   No Comments

Improvements to funding of apprenticeships

From 6 April 2017, employers operating in the UK with an annual pay bill of more than £3 million will...

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January 10, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Webinar on Event and Community Marketing for your funeral business

SAIF’s 2017 webinar schedule starts on Wednesday 11th January with a session on Event and community marketing for your funeral business. ...

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January 9, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF interviewed on BBC Radio

Following coverage in The Daily Mail and The Telegraph, SAIF’s National President Paul Allcock was recently interviewed by BBC Radio...

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January 9, 2017   //   No Comments

HSE Working Well Strategy for 2017

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has formed a Working Well Strategy which sets out the priority themes for...

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January 6, 2017   //   No Comments

Modern life responsible for ‘worrying’ health in middle aged

Eight out of 10 of the middle aged either weigh too much, drink too much or don’t exercise enough,...

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January 5, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Members’ webinar on Event and Community Marketing for your Funeral Business

SAIF’s 2017 webinar schedule starts on Wednesday 11th January with a session on Event and community marketing for your funeral business. ...

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January 4, 2017   //   No Comments

New car tax rates

The way vehicle tax is calculated will change for cars and some motor homes that are first registered with...

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January 3, 2017   //   No Comments

Happy New Year to SAIF Members

SAIF wishes all our members a very Happy New Year.  At the start of the year, why not make your...

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