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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 http://saif.org.uk/funeral-advice/

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: http://bit.ly/2i1zjxj

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. http://bit.ly/2uj5I3g

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: http://bit.ly/2uFKoH4

13 Jul 2017

The Scottish Government is requesting responses regarding Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016 – Consultation: Inspection Regulations. Find out more: http://bit.ly/2tPwYrh

13 Jul 2017

Community spirit shines through tragedies. Read the latest blog from SAIF's Paul Allcock. http://bit.ly/2vgaf7q

20 Jun 2017

Join SAIF at our Haydock regional meeting tonight http://bit.ly/2rH9c38

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: http://bit.ly/2sroXem

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.

22 May 2017

SAIF's Paul Allcock comments on an article in The Guardian on Ian Brady's funeral. Read it here: http://bit.ly/2qMkCkh

17 May 2017

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. This Regional Meeting is open to SAIF members and funeral companies interested in joining SAIF.

17 May 2017

Open to all SAIF Members, this webinar will be presented by Catherine Betley of SAIFSupport. Catherine will explain why self-care is so important in the funeral profession. She will give ideas on how you can improve and maintain the mental health and wellbeing of yourself and your staff. Catherine will also describe the issues with which SAIFSupport is already helping SAIF members. To attend a webinar, you just need a PC, laptop or mobile device and internet access.

17 May 2017

The Scottish Government is seeking the views of funeral directors on The Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 2017. Although the changes only affect Scotland, the government is encouraging all funeral directors to respond. Comments are requested by Friday 9th June. Find out more. http://bit.ly/2pJfEp5

15 May 2017

Are you based near Pencoed? Join SAIF for our regional meeting on 24th May: http://bit.ly/2qIIhmC

15 May 2017

Are you near Tiverton? Join SAIF for our regional meeting on 23rd May http://bit.ly/2pBH7Jh

11 May 2017

SAIF Past President Paul Allcock asks if you should view your loved one in the chapel of rest. Read his views: http://bit.ly/2r36mkj

9 May 2017

The IFD College is holding two courses for funeral professionals in Glasgow on 1st and 8th June. http://bit.ly/2qlHUhy

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