News & Views


18 Sep 2017

A lovely and helpful video giving advice on discussing the death of a parent with small children

15 Sep 2017

Independent funeral directors have a long and proud history of personal service to their local communities. By choosing a SAIF member you can have reassurance you are using the very best in the profession. You can find your local SAIF funeral director here:

13 Sep 2017

Losing a loved one is an emotional experience. Yet, at this very moment of deepest grief, important and difficult decisions still need to be made. You can find all our funeral advice pages here

8 Sep 2017

If you haven't arranged a funeral before, you may have a lot of questions. Our funeral advice pages are there to provide advice and guidance during this difficult time

6 Sep 2017

We have created a new dedicated group for SAIF members to keep up to date with the latest SAIF news and details of upcoming events. To join the group, follow this link and request to join:

1 Sep 2017

Royal London has published it's 2017 report looking at the cost of funerals. You can read our response here:

29 Aug 2017

In need of a funeral director? A caring and professional independent funeral director can be a huge source of comfort following the loss of a loved one. To find out more about the support available, watch our video below.

25 Aug 2017

We plan for every major life event from marriage to retirement. So, why do many of us leave our funeral to chance? Download our free booklet to record your wishes for your loved ones

23 Aug 2017

The loss of a loved one is the most difficult thing many of us have to go through. When it comes to planning a funeral, it can be hard to know where to start. Our funeral advice pages answer some of the questions you might have

15 Aug 2017

When funeral directors are busy caring for their clients, who cares for the funeral directors? Read Paul Allcock's latest blog here:

2 Aug 2017

Our annual Education Day brings together funeral professionals and specialists from areas which affect the profession. It allows SAIF members to keep up to date with issues and gain ideas for best practice for their own funeral business.

2 Aug 2017

Recently we reminded SAIF Members to respond to the Scottish Government’s current consultation by this Friday 4th August. The deadline has now been extended until Friday 1st September to take into account the holiday season.

2 Aug 2017

With the funeral profession currently facing huge challenges, SAIF’s series of regional meetings brings support and guidance to our members and funeral businesses looking to join SAIF. We’re delighted that Ian Cass, Managing Director of the Forum of Private Business, will be presenting at our Haydock Regional Meeting. Ian’s subject will be: - The Magnificent Seven issues facing private and family firms today How to survive and thrive beyond these issues.

27 Jul 2017

Northern Ireland's government is reviewing funeral expense payments. Make your views known:

13 Jul 2017

The Scottish Government is requesting responses regarding Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016 – Consultation: Inspection Regulations. Find out more:

13 Jul 2017

Community spirit shines through tragedies. Read the latest blog from SAIF's Paul Allcock.

20 Jun 2017

Join SAIF at our Haydock regional meeting tonight

15 Jun 2017

With the funeral profession currently facing huge challenges, SAIF’s series of regional meetings brings support and guidance to our members and funeral businesses looking to join SAIF. We’re delighted that Hannah Clifford of Irwin Mitchell solicitors will be guest speaker presenting on: * The basics of employment law and problems which can arise * You’ll have a chance to question Hannah following the talk and learn what’s new from SAIF Associate Members, including Golden Charter. There will also be a chance to catch up with other funeral professionals in your area over a delicious meal.

15 Jun 2017

Never presume! Wise words from Paul Allcock in his latest blog for SAIF:

23 May 2017

On behalf of SAIF and our Members, we offer our condolences to the families of those who tragically lost their lives and those who were injured last night at the Manchester Arena. We commend the emergency services, one of whom will of course be the funeral directors involved. SAIF offers support through SAIFSupport for any member firms directly involved either at this stage or with any of the funerals.