Monthly Archives: December 2017

December 29, 2017   //   No Comments

Reminder: SAIF Subscriptions are due by 31st December

We thank all of our members who have completed their subscriptions renewals for 2018 and remind all other members...

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December 28, 2017   //   No Comments

Do you carry out regular checks on your drivers’ licences’ expiry dates?

  Photocard licences carry an expiry date which is ten years after they are issued. You’ll find this date...

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December 27, 2017   //   No Comments

Advice for SAIF Members on avoiding electricity penalties

Does your business use a lot of electricity during peak times and has half hourly (HH) electricity meters? From...

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December 22, 2017   //   No Comments

Find out the important changes to Cremation Regulations

Please see below news regarding Cremation (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 from the Ministry of Justice: The Cremation (England...

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December 22, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF wishes Members a Happy Christmas

SAIF wishes our members a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Opening hours will be: – Friday 22nd December...

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December 21, 2017   //   No Comments

Need training in funeral skills? Contact the Independent Funeral Directors’ College

The International Funeral Directors’ (IFD) College is a virtual college founded in 1995 to provide practical training to anyone working in the independent...

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December 21, 2017   //   No Comments

Subscriptions reminder for SAIF Members

We thank all of our members who have completed their subscriptions renewals for 2018 and remind all other members...

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December 20, 2017   //   No Comments

Charity Commission research shows that younger people are more likely to research a charity before donating

Information sourced from the Government’s website New research from the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Regulator highlights the generosity...

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December 19, 2017   //   No Comments

Help us improve suicide bereavement support

SAIF are working with the Support after Suicide Partnership (SASP), whose vision is that ‘everyone bereaved or affected by...

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December 18, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF’s Chief Executive reacts to Guardian article on hospice funeral joint venture

Letter to the editor the Guardian Newspaper 14 December 2017 I fully support the concerns raised by the Good...

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December 15, 2017   //   No Comments

Need HR advice? SAIF Members now have SAIF HR service

SAIF is delighted to launch a new service for members – SAIF HR.  With a background in HR, new Admin...

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December 14, 2017   //   No Comments

What does the funeral provide for the mourners? Read views from SAIF’s Paul Allcock.

Firstly I would like to offer everyone who reads this blog a very happy Christmas and a merry New...

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December 13, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Full Member in Scotland

SAIF has received an application from a funeral director in Scotland. Please log onto the members area and visit...

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December 13, 2017   //   No Comments

Stay SAIF from scams: avoid emails from Captain Joe

SAIF has highlighted several times this year the email about the captain of a fishing vessel whose wife had...

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December 12, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Full Member in Cannock

SAIF has received an application from a funeral director in Cannock. Please log onto the members area and visit...

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December 12, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF welcomes new member Hywel Griffiths and Sons

SAIF is delighted to welcome new member Hywel Griffiths & Sons Funeral Directors, who were established in 1875 in...

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December 11, 2017   //   No Comments

Need to prepare your funeral business for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. This...

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December 8, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Christmas opening hours

SAIF wishes our members a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Opening hours will be: – Friday 22nd December...

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December 7, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Advice for Members on managing seasonal health & safety risks

SAIF’s health and safety expert Simon Bloxham of Safety for Business has produced an article for SAIFinsight on being...

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December 5, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Members’ webinar on how the GDPR will affect funeral donations

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. This...

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December 4, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Member AB Walker celebrates new branch opening

SAIF National President Paul Bowley was delighted to attend the opening of a new branch of AB Walker in Tilehurst,...

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December 1, 2017   //   No Comments

Today is World Aids Day

This year in the UK there have been the first significant reductions in HIV diagnoses for gay men in...

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