Monthly Archives: October 2020

October 28, 2020   //   No Comments

Launch of national suicide bereavement report at online conference

Suicide Bereavement UK have announced that the national suicide bereavement survey report will be launched at their 2020 online...

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October 27, 2020   //   No Comments

Funeral directors’ service to nation recognised by Government

SAIF, along with members of DMAG, have received an official letter of thanks to funeral professionals for the sterling...

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October 26, 2020   //   No Comments

Employer updates from HMRC

Info from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs: Read the Employer Bulletin (October 2020, Issue 86) which includes all of...

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October 23, 2020   //   No Comments

28th October deadline for contribution to bereavement leave research.

SAIF has been contacted by Mathew Crawley who has worked in bereavement services for over 20 years. He is...

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October 23, 2020   //   No Comments

SAIFCare Chat – bereavement support for all SAIF Member clients

SAIF thanks Paul Allcock for this thoughts. Paul is our Government Liaison, long-standing Exec Committee Member and Past President....

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October 22, 2020   //   No Comments

Zero VAT rate on PPE ends on 31st October

SAIF advises members that the temporary zero VAT rate on PPE introduced in May 2020 is due to end on...

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October 21, 2020   //   No Comments

Funeral coronavirus policies explained

The Ministry of Justice has kindly provided a table which explains the different funeral policies in relation to coronavirus...

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October 21, 2020   //   No Comments

Prospective new member in Somerset

SAIF has received an application from a prospective new member based in Somerset.Please log onto the members area and...

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October 21, 2020   //   No Comments

Tech Talk recording now available for SAIF Members

If you were unable to join our recent webinar with Declan Maguire, a recording of the session is now...

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October 20, 2020   //   No Comments

Feedback request on the Tell Us Once service

You may be aware of the Government’s Tell Us Once service, which enables bereaved families to inform official departments,...

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October 19, 2020   //   No Comments

SAIF Members help requested for research project

SAIF has been contacted by Mathew Crawley who has worked in bereavement services for over 20 years. He is...

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October 16, 2020   //   No Comments

Suicide Bereavement online conference 18th November

Suicide Bereavement have announced that their 2020 conference will take place online on 18th November. The event will run...

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October 15, 2020   //   No Comments

Government webinars on Coronavirus Job Retention & SSP Rebate Scheme

Information from HMRC:Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1‌‌st October mean that employers will need to fund 20%...

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October 14, 2020   //   No Comments

SAIF members recommended to confirm mourner numbers

Who is at fault if the number number of mourners exceeds the government guidelines or is too high for...

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October 13, 2020   //   No Comments

Don’t forget SAIF webinar Tuesday 13th October

Improve your funeral home’s productivity SAIF Scotland Treasurer and Membership Officer, Declan Maguire will host a follow-up to his...

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October 12, 2020   //   No Comments

Scottish funerals and wakes exempt from new restrictions

News from the Scottish Government Funeral Industry News The First Minister announced on 7 October some tightening of restrictions including for...

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October 12, 2020   //   No Comments

Protect vulnerable workers during the pandemic

Information from the Health & Safety Executive- October 2020 You should make sure you consider the risk to workers...

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October 9, 2020   //   No Comments

SAIF Members’ webinar Tuesday 13th October

Improve your funeral home’s productivity SAIF Scotland Treasurer and Membership Officer, Declan Maguire will host a follow-up to his...

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October 8, 2020   //   No Comments

SAIF online regional meeting 14th October at 6 pm

Join SAIF colleagues from the comfort of your office or home Usually we’d be holding our Essex and Kent...

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October 8, 2020   //   No Comments

Carrying the cords and coffin – rules in Scotland

Update from the Scottish Government Funeral Industry News Prior to the pandemic, family members could participate in the lowering...

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October 6, 2020   //   No Comments

Independent funeral directors at forefront of online price transparency

As part of SAIF’s work to help independent funeral directors thrive in a rapidly changing world, members have agreed...

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October 6, 2020   //   No Comments

Make your last wishes known using Listpals app

Having lost both of their fathers in a short space of time, Louise and John Magee recognised the need...

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October 5, 2020   //   No Comments

The SAIF Winter Covid-19 Checklist

As coronavirus continues to spread within the community, we thought it might be helpful to create a SAIF Winter...

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October 2, 2020   //   No Comments

Nominations welcomed for IFD College award

Nominations are welcomed for the Independent Funeral Directors’ (IFD) College’s new award: the Matthew Gallagher Achievement Award. Matthew, who...

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October 1, 2020   //   No Comments

ITV documentary on funeral costs on 1st October

SAIF would like to alert members to a television documentary being aired this evening, 1st October, at 7.30 pm...

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October 1, 2020   //   No Comments

Funeral supplies updated

With Covid-19 cases increasing, we have contacted our SAIF Associates to find out their current stock levels of funeral...

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