Monthly Archives: September 2014

September 30, 2014   //   No Comments

Chancellor abolishes 55% tax on pension funds at death

People with defined contribution pension savings will no longer have to worry about their pension savings being taxed at...

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September 29, 2014   //   No Comments

National Minimum Wage Increase from October 2014

In addition to the updated national minimum wage increase, the government has also introduced new additional penalties for underpayment...

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September 26, 2014   //   No Comments

Vehicle Tax Changes from 1st October

From 1st October 2014, the paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on a vehicle windscreen....

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September 25, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF reminder about Debt Relief Orders

Has your funeral business been affected by Debt Relief Orders?  Please tell us your experiences. SAIF Business Centre has...

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September 24, 2014   //   No Comments

Who owns the ashes?

SAIF Business Centre regularly hears from Members seeking advice about issues over who the ashes should be given to. ...

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September 23, 2014   //   No Comments

Join SAIF in Tiverton on Wednesday 24th September

If you live in Tiverton or the surrounding area, join SAIF for our regional meeting on Wednesday 24th September....

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September 22, 2014   //   No Comments

Fantastic Fun had by all at SAIF’s 25th Birthday Bash

Almost 200 members, staff and guests gathered at Stansted’s Radisson Blu Hotel on Saturday 20th September to celebrate SAIF’s...

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September 19, 2014   //   No Comments

Space funeral for pets

As reported in the Funeral Service Journal in September 2014, an American company that already blasts human remains into...

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September 18, 2014   //   No Comments

Grief Journey Training Course

Community Grief Support Group Facilitator Training Course in Manchester 6th & 7th October Grief Journey UK is running a...

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September 18, 2014   //   No Comments

Are you addressing stress in your work place?

This year’s European Safety week, from 20th to 26th October, will focus on managing stress in the workplace. The main...

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September 17, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF is serving more (and more) independents

725 full members, 1260 funeral homes, 51 applications pending.  Proof, if needed, that Independent Funeral Directors realise the value of...

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September 16, 2014   //   No Comments

Stay SAIF from Scams

SAIF Business Centre has again been contacted by a member reporting a scam involving a County Court Sheriff. These calls...

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September 15, 2014   //   No Comments


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September 12, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF will host a First Aid Course for Members

SAIF Business Centre will host a first aid course for Members at the Sawbridgeworth office on 26th September. Topics...

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September 10, 2014   //   No Comments

Welcome to new SAIF Members

  A J Gascoigne and Son We are an independent family run business established in 1986, by Alan & Hazel...

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September 9, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF Special General Meeting

SAIF’s Special General Meeting for 2014 will be held on 20th September at 3.00 pm at the Radisson Blu...

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September 8, 2014   //   No Comments

Watch ‘The Human Tissue Squad’ on BBC 3 on 8th September at 9pm

Meet the young men and women who retrieve skin and bone from deceased donors for a living The Human...

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September 5, 2014   //   No Comments

Funeral donations raise £300,000 for CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent Cancer Care for Children has reported that donations made via funeral directors topped £300,000 during the past...

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September 4, 2014   //   No Comments

Tread SAIFly with UK Phone

A SAIF member recently reported that he had inadvertently been tricked into advertising in The UK Phone (internet),...

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September 3, 2014   //   No Comments

SAIF supports Organ Donor Register

SAIF is delighted to announce a new initiative to support the work of the NHS Organ Donor Register. SAIF...

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September 2, 2014   //   No Comments

100 new SAIF Members!

SAIF is delighted to report that over 100 new members have been accepted since the start of 2014, taking membership...

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September 1, 2014   //   No Comments

Watch The Human Tissue Squad on BBC3 9 pm Monday 1st September

Meet the young men and women who retrieve skin and bone from deceased donors for a living The Human...

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