Blog & Views


14 Feb 2019

The cost of a death certificate will almost triple this weekend. Please do share this story to ensure your networks and their families are aware of the rise.

14 Feb 2019

Whilst many of us will tonight enjoy spending time with someone special, we send our thoughts to those grieving the loss of a loved one or experiencing loneliness caused by bereavement on #ValentinesDay

7 Feb 2019

It's #TimetoTalk Day. As funeral directors, it might be an incredibly busy time for our profession at the moment but it's really important to keep an eye on how colleagues are and support each other.

5 Feb 2019

We're fully behind this Thursday's #TimetoTalk all about mental health problems day. It's one of the reasons we launched SAIF Support, with Professional Help, for all our 907 member firms' staff.

30 Jan 2019

Only two months to go until SAIF's AGM and planning is well underway. This year's event will cover hot topics including regulation, online pricing and bereavement counselling. Book your tickets today.

24 Jan 2019

The cost of a death certificate will increase to £11 from 16th February.

24 Jan 2019

Funeral directors who display their prices online have a clear competitive advantage over those who don't. In the digital age, consumers expect to compare costs in the comfort of their home.

22 Jan 2019

It might be the busiest time of year for funeral directors, but many still give up their time willingly to help with the running of SAIF - all for the betterment of the profession. Thank you.

21 Jan 2019

SAIF's AGM takes place on March 29-31. Have you booked your place yet?

18 Jan 2019

We're encouraging all our funeral director members with websites to place their prices online, ahead of a discussion this spring on incorporating online pricing into the SAIF Code of Practice.

15 Jan 2019

SAIF Members don't forget: webinar tomorrow at 1pm

15 Jan 2019

The number of deaths in the UK increases significantly in January and February. If you were to experience a bereavement, would you know what to do? We encourage families to plan for unthinkable and there's lots of advice on our website.

9 Jan 2019

If you experience a bereavement this winter and need advice, there's lots of information about what to do when a death occurs on our website.

7 Jan 2019

The SAIF Government Regulatory Task Group is developing a response to the Competition and Market Authority's consultation on its interim report on the funeral profession. We'll be sure to share this with members in the coming days.

31 Dec 2018

Wishing independent funeral directors across the UK a happy New Year. 2019 is going to be a year of change for the funeral profession. We will be there for you.

28 Dec 2018

As an independent funeral director, have you decided on a new year's resolution? Why not make it displaying your prices on your website. Let's make funerals better for bereaved families.

27 Dec 2018

If you're an independent funeral director and you've been called out to help a family over the past two days... thank you. Your work is vital.

24 Dec 2018

The team at SAIF would like to wish all our members a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. We look forward to representing and supporting you in 2019.

20 Dec 2018

We hope this isn't the case but should you experience a bereavement during the Christmas holiday, the SAIF website will help you locate a caring and professional independent funeral director who will support you every step of the way.

20 Dec 2018

What's best: a direct cremation or a simple funeral? Paul Allcock discusses in his latest blog.