Blog & Views


8 Jun 2019

SAIF Chief Executive Terry Tennens and SAIF President Jim Auld give their reflections on the National Funeral Exhibition 2019.

8 Jun 2019

Joanna Williams, of Professional Help, talks to Ross Hickton of TEW Hickton Ltd about the benefits of the SAIF Care free bereavement counselling service.

6 Jun 2019

SAIF President Jim Auld and Chief Executive Terry Tennens will be on the SAIF stand (No. 435) at this weekend's National Funeral Exhibition. They're looking forward to talking to visitors about our work representing the nation's independent funeral firms.

5 Jun 2019

Building on the success of 2017's show, the SAIF team is looking forward to meeting visitors at this weekend's National Funeral Exhibition 7th - 9th June 2019. Come and join us on stand 435 for a cuppa and chat about all things funeral-related. 🤝☕️🙂

2 Jun 2019

Today’s announcement by HM Treasury regarding the regulation of funeral plans is a very positive move. Read SAIF’s response here:

28 May 2019

Want to understand how to minimise risk and protect your independent funeral business? Check out the SAIFInsure workshop on our stand at the National Funeral Exhibition from June 7. We're on stand 435.

24 May 2019

Up and coming young funeral director? Watch this short video and come and see Ross Hickton of Trevor E W Hickton Ltd Family Funeral Directors & Stonemasons talking about our NextGen group on the SAIF stand at the National Funeral Exhibition (2pm each day from June 7 on stand 435).

16 May 2019

The Scottish Government has today published guidance on funeral costs. We welcome the document and encourage funeral directors across the UK to take a look, as there is sensible advice on areas such as online pricing and simple funerals.

7 May 2019

The CMA has published a video and blog about the funeral market study. This link includes details of how to make your views known.

3 May 2019

Great to see another SAIF member offering SAIF Care, a free, value-added service for bereaved families. Well done, Crosbie Matthew Funeral Directors Ltd.

29 Apr 2019

National President Jim Auld proud to be mentioned in Scottish Parliament motion

19 Apr 2019

Wishing all our members a very happy #Easter and a restful bank holiday weekend. #GoodFriday

16 Apr 2019

The Competition and Markets Authority has concerns about funeral directors' "reluctance to publish/disclose clear prices, including online". SAIF's Code of Practice requires members to provide clear pricing in funeral homes. It's time to make this information available on your website.

12 Apr 2019

If you'd like to learn a bit more about our new National President, Jim Auld, there's a great piece in the Helensburgh Advertiser about his election and background.

10 Apr 2019

SAIF Care is making a real difference to bereaved families. Great article in the local press about how member firm Little and Caine in Cumbria is offering this invaluable service to people in their care.

5 Apr 2019

Very interesting article here in the EDP 24 featuring SAIF Past President Paul Allock of Allcock Family Funeral Services on the importance of price transparency and the need to understand what direct cremations can entail.

4 Apr 2019

Congratulations and good luck, Jim, we know you'll do an amazing job representing independent funeral directors across the UK.

2 Apr 2019

Huge thanks to everyone who made our AGM weekend in Essex such a success. We'd love to see you again in 2020 for next year's event, which takes place on March 13-15 at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow. Make a note in your diary!

29 Mar 2019

We’ve had a fantastic start to #SAIF2019AGM, with brilliant speakers Clarke and Carrie Carlisle talking powerfully about mental health and Angela Kidd from the Dept for Work and Pensions, who led a very useful debate on how our sector and Govt can work better together.

28 Mar 2019

BREAKING: Competition and Markets Authority launches funerals market investigation. Read SAIF's initial response here.