Monthly Archives: July 2019

July 31, 2019   //   No Comments

Prospective new member in Manchester.

SAIF has received an application from a prospective member based in Tyldesley, Manchester. Please log onto the members area...

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July 31, 2019   //   No Comments

SAIF Member Daniel Robinson & Sons expand

Long standing SAIF Member, Daniel Robinson & Sons, have recently improved two of their branches. In Halstead, Essex, they...

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July 30, 2019   //   No Comments

New form for SAIF Scotland members

SAIF has have received instructions and a form for returning ashes to a cremation authority. The information has been...

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July 29, 2019   //   No Comments

Prospective new member in Newcastle upon Tyne

SAIF has received an application from a prospective member based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Please log onto the members...

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July 29, 2019   //   No Comments

Need professional training for your funeral staff?

The Independent Funeral Director’s College has updated the schedule of training courses to include a wide range of courses...

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July 26, 2019   //   No Comments

Prospective new member in Durham

SAIF has received an application from a prospective member based in Bishop Auckland, Durham Please log onto the members...

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July 25, 2019   //   No Comments

CBCE 2019

Pictured in the centre on the back row is SAIF’s National President, Jim Auld, who attended the recent Cremation...

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July 25, 2019   //   No Comments

Are you ready for digital VAT?

SAIF has been contacted by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs about Making Tax Digital for VAT. Make sure you...

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July 23, 2019   //   No Comments

Guidelines for the Children Funeral Fund

The Children Funeral Fund came into force on 23rd July 2019 and covers funerals for children up to the...

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July 22, 2019   //   No Comments

Prospective new member in Cornwall

SAIF has received an application from a prospective member based in Mullion, Cornwall. Please log onto the members area...

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July 22, 2019   //   No Comments

Competition & Markets Authority new consultation

The CMA would like to understand the nature and extent of any arrangements (formal or informal) between local organisations...

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July 19, 2019   //   No Comments

Lead Medical Examiner for Wales

SAIF has received the following information from NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership: (Welsh version below) NHS Wales Shared Services...

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July 18, 2019   //   No Comments

Prospective new members in Ashbourne & Llandudno

SAIF has received applications from prospective members based in Ashbourne, Derbyshire and Llandudno, Conwy. Please log onto the members...

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July 18, 2019   //   No Comments

Children’s Funeral Fund

SAIF’s Chief Executive, Terry Tennens, attended a meeting with the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) on 16th July discussing the...

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July 17, 2019   //   No Comments

SAIF welcomes Government announcement on Funeral Expenses

We welcome today’s announcement by Will Quince, Minister for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance, on speeding up Funeral...

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July 17, 2019   //   No Comments

Research report: Death in people aged 75 years and older in England 2017

The National End of Life Intelligence Network has released a new report, entitled Death in people aged 75 years...

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July 15, 2019   //   No Comments

Prospective new members in Aberdeenshire & Barnstaple

SAIF has received applications from prospective members based in Bickington, Barnstaple and Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. Please log onto the members...

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July 15, 2019   //   No Comments

Scottish members – have you completed the Code of Practice consultation?

The Scottish Government welcomes comments on its draft Code of Practice. SAIF strongly encourages Members to take part in the...

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July 12, 2019   //   No Comments

Cremation Society elects new Chair

The Cremation Society has elected Professor Hilary J Grainger OBE as the new Chair with effect from 3 July...

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July 11, 2019   //   No Comments

Prospective new member in N. Ireland

SAIF has received an application from a prospective member based in Co. Armagh, N. Ireland. Please log onto the...

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July 11, 2019   //   No Comments

Need advice about funerals?

SAIF has created a no-nonsense guide to understanding the funeral process. FuneralAdvice.org provides simple advice about funerals, funeral directors...

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July 10, 2019   //   No Comments

IFD College Course Schedule

The Autumn/Winter Schedule for the IFD College has now been published. Please check the Events page of this website...

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July 10, 2019   //   No Comments

SAIF Member MK Ginder presents their Charity Golf Day 12th July

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July 9, 2019   //   No Comments

Prospective new members in West Midlands, Hampshire & Warwickshire.

SAIF has received applications from prospective members based in Bordon, Hampshire / Alton, Hampshire / Coventry, West Midlands &...

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July 8, 2019   //   No Comments

SAIF Members Webinar 10th July

Are you using SAIF Care bereavement service to help your clients through their most difficult times?  Are you also...

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July 5, 2019   //   No Comments

Prospective New Associate in Gloucestershire

SAIF has received an application from a prospective associate member based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Please log onto the members...

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July 4, 2019   //   No Comments

Suicide Bereavement’s International Conference – 25th September, Manchester

Dr Sharon McDonnell of Suicide Bereavement UK presented at SAIF’s Education Day in 2017 and funeral directors were instrumental...

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July 3, 2019   //   No Comments

Prospective New Member in Scarborough and Associate in Market Drayton.

SAIF has received an application from a prospective member based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire and an Associate in Market...

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July 3, 2019   //   No Comments

Prospective New Member in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

SAIF has received an application from a prospective member based in Brunswick Village, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Please log onto the members...

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July 3, 2019   //   No Comments

SAIF voices funeral poverty concerns

Some excellent points were made at the Commons’ Work and Pensions Committee meeting last week by SAIF Government Liaison...

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July 2, 2019   //   No Comments

Children’s Funeral Fund in England

The Prime Minister has intervened to establish the Children’s Funeral Fund for England (CFF). Under the scheme, bereaved parents,...

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July 2, 2019   //   No Comments

SAIF Chief Executive offers insights on the future of funeral directing at CBCE

SAIF’s Chief Executive Terry Tennens today spoke to a packed hall of delegates at the Cremation and Burial Communication...

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July 2, 2019   //   No Comments

Prospective new member in York

SAIF has received an application from a prospective member based in York, North Yorkshire. Please log onto the members...

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July 2, 2019   //   No Comments

Competition and Markets review of funeral profession

The CMA would like to understand the nature and extent of any arrangements (formal or informal) between local organisations...

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July 1, 2019   //   No Comments

BMA Update

GP fees for completing Cremation Forms 4 & 5 will not increase this year, remaining at £82 per form....

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