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UK Independent Funeral Directors

Monthly Archives: November 2019

November 28, 2019   //   No Comments

Prospective new member in Staffordshire.

SAIF has received an application from a prospective member based in Stone on Trent, Staffordshire. Please log onto the...

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November 28, 2019   //   No Comments

Learn from Child Bereavement UK

SAIF Members are invited to join our next webinar on 11th December at 2pm. The session will be presented...

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November 26, 2019   //   No Comments

Dementia’s Friends reaches 3 million Friends

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to...

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November 25, 2019   //   No Comments

Message from Key Air

SAIF has been asked by Key Air to advise you that their telephone system has failed this morning. They...

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November 25, 2019   //   No Comments

SAIF AGM Banquet Weekend 2020 – book your places now!

So many reasons to join us at Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel from 13th to 15th March: Celebrate Jim Auld’s...

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November 22, 2019   //   No Comments

Can you support Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving, a day when everyone, everywhere can do something to support the...

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November 21, 2019   //   No Comments

Update to Guidance on Cremation Regulations to Medical Practitioners and Medical Referees

SAIF has received an update regarding guidance on the Cremation Regulations. This is due to the number of queries...

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November 20, 2019   //   No Comments

Cruse celebrates 60 years of supporting bereaved people

Cruse was established by Margaret Torrie in 1959 to provide support for widows through a network of Cruse Clubs....

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November 19, 2019   //   No Comments

Designing SAIFInsight for funeral directors

The SAIFInsight team is planning a refresh and redesign of your magazine. We know that SAIFInsight is reaching the...

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November 18, 2019   //   No Comments

Parochial fees for 2020

The Church of England fees for burials, funerals and monuments in England are available for 2020. Simply click here...

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November 15, 2019   //   No Comments

Valuable resources for funeral directors dealing with baby deaths

NHS Education for Scotland has produced an important video on ‘talking to parents about their decisions around burial or...

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November 14, 2019   //   No Comments

Need professional training for your funeral staff?

The IFD College Administrator is currently working on a schedule of courses for Spring/Summer 2020.  Courses are booked where...

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November 13, 2019   //   No Comments

Prospective new member in Merseyside

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

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November 13, 2019   //   No Comments

Public Health England report on death in hospitals

Public Health England recently released a report on deaths of older people in hospital during 2017 This report looks...

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November 12, 2019   //   No Comments

Tax changes from April 2020 – IR35

Are you ready for the changes coming in April 2020 relating to engaging third party contractors and how they’re...

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November 11, 2019   //   No Comments

Prospective new member in West Yorkshire.

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

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November 11, 2019   //   No Comments

SAIF Members’ webinar: update on government changes to the profession

In an incredibly busy year for government investigations into the funeral profession and pre-paid plans, Paul Allcock will provide...

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November 8, 2019   //   No Comments

Suicide bereavement support to be made available across England

The government announced recently that personalised bereavement support will be available on the NHS in England to care for...

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November 7, 2019   //   No Comments

Notice for SAIF Members in West Yorkshire

SAIF has been contacted Jacqui Ambler, Trustee of the Undercliffe Cemetery Charity in Bradford. Although owned by Bradford Council,...

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November 6, 2019   //   No Comments

Do summer heatwaves lead to an increase in deaths?

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) have investigated whether there is a link between heatwaves and numbers of deaths....

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November 5, 2019   //   No Comments

Benefit claimants to get more money to help with funeral costs

SAIF welcomes news from the Department for Work and Pensions that the Funeral Expenses Payment will increase next spring....

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November 5, 2019   //   No Comments

SAIF Members’ Wales Christmas Dinner 29th November

All SAIF Members and Associates are welcome to join our Wales Christmas Dinner, which will be held at the...

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November 4, 2019   //   No Comments

Online support from HMRC

If you’ve recently become a company director, or you’re an experienced director and would like to refresh your knowledge,...

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November 1, 2019   //   No Comments

SAIF Member Paul Capper will ‘Serve them all my days.”

Someone once said to me, “No wonder you hang about the Legion. It’s full of old people and you...

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