Monthly Archives: March 2017

March 31, 2017   //   No Comments

Top 10 Music choices for funerals

FinalFling website features a Top 10 Popular Music list for funerals.  It is radio DJ Paul Gambacini’s popular Top 10...

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March 30, 2017   //   No Comments

Update on DWP from SAIF President

SAIF Immediate Past President Paul Allcock recently met up with representatives from the DWP.  He reports that there is...

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March 29, 2017   //   No Comments

Can your employees talk to you about depression?

Employee Benefits website reports that less than one in 20 (4%) of employee respondents who experience depression feel they can...

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March 27, 2017   //   No Comments

Welcome to SAIF’s New President Paul Bowley

SAIF welcomes 2017/2018 National President Paul Bowley, who was inaugurated at the AGM Weekend in Harrogate on 26th March.  Paul...

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March 27, 2017   //   No Comments

Hugely successful SAIF Weekend

Over 200 SAIF members and staff gathered for our Annual General Meeting and Banquet Weekend at Harrogate this weekend. ...

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March 24, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF AGM Weekend is here!

We wish a SAIF journey and fantastic weekend to all Members and guests participating in our AGM Weekend at...

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March 23, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF President reaches final stage of cycle challenge

The SAIF members undertaking a challenging cycle ride from Berwick upon Tweed to Harrogate have started their final leg...

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March 22, 2017   //   No Comments

Scottish funeral directors make your views known – meeting on 1st April in Stirling

SAIF Scotland and NAFD Scotland will be hosting a debate on 1st April at Stirling aimed at practising funeral...

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March 22, 2017   //   No Comments

Prepare for the unexpected with Compassion in Dying’s website

Nobody plans to be unwell, or unable to say what they want.  Compassion in Dying has launched a campaign...

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March 20, 2017   //   No Comments

Scam Warning

SAIF Business Centre received a call from member WS Ingham in Nottinghamshire about the calls they received from a company...

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March 17, 2017   //   No Comments

91 million working days lost each year through mental health problems

ACAS have calculated that 91 million working days are lost each year due to mental health problems.  One in...

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March 15, 2017   //   No Comments

New Health and Safety templates for SAIF Members

SAIF Business Centre has provided two extra templates to help members in their Health and Safety efforts: Driver Assessment...

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March 14, 2017   //   No Comments

Lords debate to check progress on end of life care

The National Council for Palliative Care issued this press release on 13th March: A debate on Tuesday 14 March in...

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March 13, 2017   //   No Comments

Notice of SAIF’s AGM on 25th March in Harrogate

This week SAIF Members will be posted information about the Annual General Meeting to be held on 25th March in...

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March 13, 2017   //   No Comments

Australian Salvation Army enters the funeral profession

The Guardian reports that the Salvation Army has entered the Australian funeral industry, a move welcomed by consumer advocates...

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March 10, 2017   //   No Comments

Report shows Dublin cemeteries almost full

A feasibility study by Dublin Council’s Parks and Landscape Services has revealed that many of the older cemeteries have now...

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March 8, 2017   //   No Comments

National No Smoking Day

No Smoking Day has been running since Ash Wednesday in 1983, when it was called Quit for the Day.  ...

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March 7, 2017   //   No Comments

Need help with VAT? Get online help from HMRC

HM Revenues and Customs (HMRC) runs regular webinars to help businesses with a wide range of taxation and accounting...

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March 6, 2017   //   No Comments

How to arrange a funeral

Arranging a funeral can be a daunting and often overwhelming experience – particularly when still coming to terms with...

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March 6, 2017   //   No Comments

Online Social Media training session for SAIF members on 8th March

SAIF is delighted to provide a training session for members on 8th March on Promoting your business through Facebook. ...

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March 3, 2017   //   No Comments

Facebook webinar for SAIF Members on 8th March

SAIF is delighted to provide a training session for members on 8th March on Promoting your business through Facebook. ...

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March 3, 2017   //   No Comments

Three weeks until SAIF’s AGM Banquet Weekend

We’re really looking forward to SAIFs AGM Banquet Weekend in Harrogate on 24th March.  In addition to the AGM,...

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March 2, 2017   //   No Comments

Grandfather wins a pre-paid funeral

Oxfordshire grandfather Ken Stevens has won a pre-paid funeral plan in a prize draw organised by SAIF Member A B...

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March 1, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF President’s 166 mile cycle challenge

Several SAIF Members have set themselves a challenge of cycling 166 miles before the forthcoming Annual General Meeting in...

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