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SAIF Executive Meeting – 4th October 2024

4th October 2024

This is a meeting of SAIF’s Executive Committee – open only to Executive members. Date & time:  Friday 4th...

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Take control of cost: why planning ahead matters in funerals 


ITV’s recent documentary on funeral costs carried a powerful message to families. And it’s something the funeral profession has...

Local authorities to inspect funeral homes across England


The Daily Telegraph has reported today (Tuesday, 21st May) and over the weekend that funeral directors in England are...

Funeral regulation call for evidence imminent


SAIF notes with interest Justice Minister Mike Freer MP’s response to four questions regarding the regulation of the funeral...

England and Wales Medical Examiner changes coming into force in September


The Government has today laid before Parliament regulations to ensure all deaths in England and Wales are legally subject...

SAIF members lead on Hull inspections process, reassuring the public


SAIF members in Hull have played a pivotal role in facilitating formal inspections of premises in the wake of...

Statement: Legacy Independent Funeral Directors


SAIF is deeply distressed about reports of arrests at a funeral directors in Hull following a police investigation. We...

Medical Examiner system implementation hit by possible delay


SAIF is unsurprised to learn that the implementation of the already-delayed statutory Medical Examiner system for England and Wales...

Official code of practice for funeral directors approved by Scottish parliament


The first major step in the regulation of the funeral profession in Scotland has been taken with the approval...

A marked improvement: corporate price gouging tamed by CMA Order


SAIF is pleased to see that the large corporates and chains, whose above-inflation price rises sparked an official probe...

SunLife’s Cost of Dying report – a deeper analysis…


Like rain on your wedding day: over 50s life insurance and the cost of funerals If singer Alanis Morrissette...

Third year anniversary sees successful Diamond Partnership expansion


SAIF is pleased to see the Diamond Partnership, our industry leading initiative with Westerleigh and Distinct Cremations, enter its...

SunLife Cost of Dying report highlights need for families to discuss funerals 


It’s unsurprising to see that the price of funerals continued to rise in 2023, as reported in SunLife’s annual...

What has SAIF done for me in 2023? Quite a lot, actually.


It’s that time of year when many of us reflect on the past 12 months. Have we done everything...

Are people really turning off funerals? We don’t think so


Christian thinktank Theos’ latest report on funeral trends asks important questions about our final act in life. And the...

Why aren’t all funeral directors inspected?


At this time there are no statutory requirements for a funeral director to be inspected for quality or standards...

CMA issues new guidance and sets out Order enforcement plan


The minority of funeral directors yet to comply with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)’s Funerals Market Investigation Order...

Who really owns your local funeral director?


Who really owns your local funeral director? You might be surprised to learn that the name above the door...

What does SAIF membership mean?


Watch this short video of SAIF Members talking about what it means to be an independent funeral director and...

Prospective associate member in Bedfordshire


SAIF has received an application from a prospective associate based in Luton, Bedfordshire.Please log onto the members area and...

Prospective new member in Cumbria


SAIF has received an application from a prospective funeral director based in Grange-Ove-Sands, Cumbria.Please log onto the members area...

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