Monthly Archives: January 2018

January 31, 2018   //   No Comments

New SAIF probationary membership grade

SAIF now has a new category ‘Probation Membership’, which is open for funeral directors who have less than the...

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January 30, 2018   //   No Comments

Information for SAIF Members: Parish fees for 2018 available here

For SAIF members who missed the previous post, you can find information on parochial fees for 2018 in English...

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January 29, 2018   //   No Comments

Book your places for SAIF’s AGM at Brighton from 9th to 11th March

SAIF’s AGM Banquet Weekend will take place at the Grand Hotel, Brighton from 9th to 11th March, with a...

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January 26, 2018   //   No Comments

Hospice funeral services could put unnecessary stress on bereaved families, funeral directors warn

A national scheme that encourages hospices to provide funeral services to those in their care could potentially undermine their...

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January 26, 2018   //   No Comments

SAIF members can now offer bereavement counselling to their clients

SAIF Care is a bereavement counselling service which SAIF members can offer to clients who are struggling to cope with the...

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January 25, 2018   //   No Comments

SAIF Full Member in Gwynedd

SAIF has received an application from a funeral director with branches in Bangor & Porthmadog, Gwynedd Please log onto...

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January 25, 2018   //   No Comments

SAIF Full Member in Dorridge, West Midlands

SAIF has received an application from a funeral director in Dorridge, West Midlands. Please log onto the members area...

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January 25, 2018   //   No Comments

How can funeral directors support people bereaved by suicide?

By Sarah Bates, Executive Lead of the Support after Suicide Partnership The Support after Suicide Partnership is the UK’s...

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January 24, 2018   //   No Comments

Changes to funeral expenses payments – update for SAIF Members

SAIF has learnt this update from the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) regarding funeral expenses payments.  The amount...

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January 23, 2018   //   No Comments

World Cancer Day 2018 is 4th February

World Cancer Day is a truly global event which takes place every year on 4th February. It aims to save...

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January 22, 2018   //   No Comments

Warning to SAIF Members: avoid Captain Joe’s scam

SAIF highlighted several times during 2017 the email about the captain of a fishing vessel whose wife had passed away...

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January 22, 2018   //   No Comments

Brahms Electric Vehicles is creating hearses for the future

Brahms Electric Vehicles is the UK’s first and only electric hearse manufacturer and is a new Associate Member of...

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January 19, 2018   //   No Comments

SAIF AGM Banquet Weekend – book accommodation and activities now

We’re really looking forward to SAIF’s 2018 AGM and Banquet Weekend at The Grant Hotel in Brighton from 9th to...

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January 18, 2018   //   No Comments

Items for sale by SAIF Members

Are you a SAIF funeral director and have a vehicle or equipment that you wish to sell?  You are...

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January 18, 2018   //   No Comments

Reduce sickness days with Wellbeing days – advice from SAIF HR Resource Centre

This information is sourced from: Tips & Advice Personnel Research suggests that over 39 million working days were lost...

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January 17, 2018   //   No Comments

Are you a SAIF Member who would like to be nominated for the Executive Committee?

If you would like to be proposed for a position on the National Executive Committee, please ask a SAIF member...

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January 16, 2018   //   No Comments

SAIF Associate Member (Belfast & St Helens)

SAIF has received an application from an associate with offices in Belfast & St Helens. Please log onto the...

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January 16, 2018   //   No Comments

HMRC Help with tax returns for small businesses

Her Majesty’s Revenue Collection (HMRC) has a variety of useful online support if you need help with your tax...

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January 15, 2018   //   No Comments

SAIF Full Member in Denham, Buckinghamshire

SAIF has received an application from a funeral director in Denham, Buckinghamshire. Please log onto the members area and...

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January 12, 2018   //   No Comments

Foundation for Infant Loss Training is holding a bereavement photography session

The Foundation for Infant Loss Training has been working with bereaved families for over a decade. In 2017 they were...

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January 11, 2018   //   No Comments

Paul Allcock considers the challenges facing SAIF members in 2018 in this month’s blog.

A happy new year to all. As we enter 2018, it would appear that the challenges facing independent funeral...

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January 10, 2018   //   No Comments

Important update for SAIF Members – Changes to electronic transmission of cremation forms

We recently updated SAIF Members about the Cremation (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 from the Ministry of Justice...

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January 9, 2018   //   No Comments

SAIF Full Member (Branches in Suffolk & Norfolk)

SAIF has received an application from a funeral director with branches in Suffolk & Norfolk. Please log onto the...

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January 9, 2018   //   No Comments

GDPR Webinar for SAIF Members on 10th January

SAIF Members are welcome to attend this online seminar on 10th January from 2pm to 3pm which will cover:...

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January 8, 2018   //   No Comments

Church of England Parochial fees for 2018

The Church of England Parochial fees for 2018 are available here.

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January 5, 2018   //   No Comments

Scam warning: fake Google Adwords

SAIF was contacted by a Member warning about a company pretending to call from Google Adwords threatening that the...

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January 4, 2018   //   No Comments

SAIF Members’ webinar on GDPR on 10th January: extra places available

SAIF Members are welcome to attend this online seminar on 10th January from 2pm to 3pm which will cover:...

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January 3, 2018   //   No Comments

How will the GDPR affect your pre-paid funerals business? Webinar on 10th January for SAIF Members.

SAIF Members are welcome to attend this online seminar on 10th January from 2pm to 3pm which will cover:...

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January 2, 2018   //   No Comments

HR advice for SAIF Members on Auto-Enrolment Pension Scheme

Happy New Year to SAIF Members from all of us at SAIF Business Centre. At the beginning of the...

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