Monthly Archives: May 2015

May 29, 2015   //   No Comments

Welcome to new SAIF Members

L.D & A.Tideswell Independent Family Funeral Directors, Doveholes, Derbyshire Tideswell is an independent, family run business, which has been trading...

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May 28, 2015   //   No Comments

Are you supporting the SAIF logo ?

If not, why not ? SAIF’s Code of Practice states: 2.5.      Displaying the Society’s Logo Members must prominently display...

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May 26, 2015   //   No Comments

Stop by for coffee with SAIF at the National Funeral Exhibition

SAIF’s stand at the National Funeral Exhibition this year is designed as a hospitality area and we hope to meet and...

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May 22, 2015   //   No Comments

Must you use No Smoking in Your cars?

A question we are often being asked when doing our inspections is, ‘Must we still use the no smoking...

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May 21, 2015   //   No Comments

Employment law changes that might affect funeral directors

This year will see a range of changes to employment law which may affect your business. There are several employment...

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May 20, 2015   //   No Comments

BBC review of End-of-life care for terminally ill

The UK’s care system for dying patients with terminal illnesses is lacking and needs a major overhaul, says a...

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May 19, 2015   //   No Comments

Scrapping of the counterpart driving licence

From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid, so how will...

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May 18, 2015   //   No Comments

News from Gemma

On 22nd April I attended my first SAIF Executive meeting as National President which was both enjoyable and productive. I...

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May 15, 2015   //   No Comments

Employers have a duty to protect staff from violence

According to the HSE statistics in March 2015 over 1% of workers were victims of workplace violence during 2013/2014....

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May 14, 2015   //   No Comments

Changes to Death Certification in Scotland

New arrangements on the registration and certification of deaths in Scotland were introduced on 13 May 2015. One of...

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May 14, 2015   //   No Comments

Caring for the ageing workforce

To reduce the pressure of low birth rates and increasing average life expectancies, employers will need to encourage workers...

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May 13, 2015   //   No Comments

Updated guidance for professionals who provide care after death

An updated edition of guidance is now available for the wide range of staff responsible for care after death....

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May 12, 2015   //   No Comments

How do you enforce a County Court Judgement?

Have you faced problems in having a County Court Judgement enforced? Bill Baddeley of SAIF Resolve deals with the...

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May 11, 2015   //   No Comments

What is the Funeral Planning Authority all about?

Funeral plans have been subject to regulation since the Financial Services & Markets Act 2000 was enforced, but what...

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May 8, 2015   //   No Comments

What is Secure Haven?

Essex couple Paul and Cheryl Yarwood took a bold and fresh approach to the issues and attitudes surrounding death...

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May 7, 2015   //   No Comments

A weekend to remember in London for VE Day 70

Friday 8 May 2015 is the anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day), marking 70 years since the...

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May 6, 2015   //   No Comments

An exhibition with a difference

The Ideal Death Show will be held on the weekend of 4th to 6th of September 2015. This year will...

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May 1, 2015   //   No Comments

Last year Epilepsy Action helped 1.38 million people

On her recent appointment as SAIF’s National President, Gemma O’Driscoll selected Epilepsy Action as one of her charities for...

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