Monthly Archives: July 2017

July 28, 2017   //   No Comments

What happens after the funeral?

When someone we love dies, it feels like the world will never be the same again. Accompaniment through a...

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July 27, 2017   //   No Comments

Consultation on Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payments in Northern Ireland – SAIF Members’ views requested

SAIF has been contacted by the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland which is consulting on the proposed reforms...

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July 26, 2017   //   No Comments

Pensions Regulator warning over fake certificates

The Pensions Regulator is warning employers to be wary of scams involving the sale of fake certificates that suggest...

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July 24, 2017   //   No Comments

Asbestos information for SAIF Members

SAIF Business Centre has added some useful information for Members regarding asbestos.  Simply logon to the Members’ area then use:...

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July 21, 2017   //   No Comments

HIGH Speed 2 needs huge exhumation programme

The Camden New Journal reports that HIGH Speed 2 will be unearthing the remains of around 40-50,000 of Camden’s...

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July 19, 2017   //   No Comments

Summer holiday guidance

The summer holiday period is a busy time for annual leave requests. If you’re an employer trying to keep your...

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July 17, 2017   //   No Comments

Concerned about funeral poverty? Respond to government consultation on funeral expenses payments.

The Department for Work and Pensions are requesting consultation on their reforms to the Social Fund’s Funeral Expenses Payments...

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July 13, 2017   //   1 Comment

Community spirit shines through recent tragedies

This month I find myself writing this Blog following the tragic loss of life in the fire at Grenfell...

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July 12, 2017   //   No Comments

Scottish government consultation – SAIF Members’ views requested

SAIF Members’ views are requested regarding the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016 – Consultation: Inspection Regulations.  The consultation...

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July 10, 2017   //   No Comments

Fairer Finance report on pre-paid funeral plans

Following a report by consumer group Fairer Finance which looks at the selling of pre-paid funeral plans, SAIF Chief...

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July 10, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF update on health & safety safeguards

It is perfectly acceptable for staff members to take on in-house grounds maintenance such as grass cutting, hedge trimming...

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July 7, 2017   //   No Comments

Take Five to avoid financial fraud action

Banks and other financial service providers work hard to protect their customers – in the UK in 2015, their...

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July 5, 2017   //   No Comments

Welcome to new SAIF Associate Life Expressions

One of SAIF’s newest associate members, Peak District-based company Life Expressions Ltd are a wholesaler to the profession of...

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July 3, 2017   //   No Comments

5 tips for reducing work-related stress

 FitforWork has provided this guide to recognising and dealing with stress: A degree of pressure from time to time...

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