SAIF interviewed by ITV Meridian

January 27, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF’s PR representative spoke to the press recently regarding the recent Sun Life report.

On 22nd January SAIF posted a news article about the rising costs of funerals highlighted in the Sun Life research project, which was widely reported in the UK media. SAIF’s PR rep, John Weir,  gave several interviews to promote SAIF’s viewpoint on the report and its findings.  In essence the report says that whilst funeral costs have increased, this in the main, is due to disbursements.  The report also mentions the fact that the “government safety net” social fund has not increased since 2003.

During an interview with ITV Meridian, John focused on the disbursement issue and gave a brief overview of help which may be available to those in financial difficulties.  He stressed that strict criteria apply when requesting assistance from either the DWP, local authority or hospital.