Monthly Archives: August 2017

August 31, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF’s AGM weekend date change

SAIF’s AGM and Banquet Weekend date has changed to the weekend of the 9th to 11th March and will...

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August 30, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Members’free webinar on 13th September

SAIF will be holding a webinar for members on 13th September at 3-4 pm. What’s a webinar? The webinar format allows...

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August 29, 2017   //   No Comments

Coping with bereavement

Silence, speech and starting again It will be I? It will be the silence, where I am? I don’t...

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August 28, 2017   //   No Comments

Make your views known on funeral issues – consultation deadlines approaching

The following deadlines for government consultations on funeral issues are approaching: Friday 1st September 2017: Scottish Government – The...

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August 25, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF’s podcast on The Art of Dying Well website

SAIF’s Immediate Past President, Paul Allcock, was recently interviewed for a podcast on the website artofdyingwell.org,  which was devised and commissioned...

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August 25, 2017   //   No Comments

Important Change of Webinar Topic – 13th September 2017

The appointment of the First Inspector of Funeral Director’s has occurred and this will impact not only funeral homes...

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August 23, 2017   //   No Comments

Operating vehicles in Greater London? Complete TfL’s survey on expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone.

Air pollution is one of the most significant environmental and public health issues facing London today. To address the...

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August 21, 2017   //   No Comments

Increase of automatic enrolment contributions – how will this affect your pension?

The Pensions Regulator has advised that the minimum contributions that you and your staff pay into your automatic enrolment...

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August 18, 2017   //   No Comments

Concerned about funeral poverty? Make your views known by 21st August

The Department for Work and Pensions are requesting consultation on their reforms to the Social Fund’s Funeral Expenses Payments...

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August 16, 2017   //   No Comments

Funeral Planning Authority increases its independence

The Funeral Planning Authority (FPA) has made some major changes which increase its independence.  Several new independent board members...

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August 15, 2017   //   No Comments

Who takes care of the funeral directors? Read the latest blog from SAIF’s Paul Allcock.

Over the past few years, there have been many publications from various sources to encourage people to talk about...

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August 14, 2017   //   No Comments

Know your duties for Automatic Enrolment

Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK must put certain staff into a pension scheme and...

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August 11, 2017   //   No Comments

Do you know how to organise a burial at sea?

SAIF thanks Clive Pearson, Immediate Past President of the British Institute of Funeral Directors for his update on all...

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August 9, 2017   //   No Comments

Concerned about funeral poverty? Make your views known by 21st August.

The Department for Work and Pensions are requesting consultation on their reforms to the Social Fund’s Funeral Expenses Payments...

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August 7, 2017   //   No Comments

Social Media Policy template for SAIF Members

SAIF Business Centre has provided a template which Members may download to adapt for recording their company’s Social Media...

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August 4, 2017   //   No Comments

RoadPeace Annual Gathering & Ceremony of Remembrance 12th August

RoadPeace will be holding its 15th Annual Gathering and Ceremony of Remembrance on Saturday 12 August at RoadPeace Wood,...

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August 2, 2017   //   No Comments

Training on infant loss for funeral directors, hospitals and crematoria on 18th September

The Foundation for Infant Loss Training will present a training session entitled: Infant Loss: Identifying best practice between hospitals,...

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August 1, 2017   //   No Comments

Scottish government consultation: deadline extended to 1st September

Yesterday we reminded SAIF Members to respond to the Scottish Government’s current consultation by this Friday 4th August.  The...

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