Blog & Views


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.

25 Mar 2019

It's SAIF AGM week and we're more than a little bit excited. It promises to be a fantastic event and the team is looking forward to welcoming delegates this weekend. 😀

22 Mar 2019

The new medical examiners regime is launched across the NHS next month. Do you understand what this means for your funeral business?

20 Mar 2019

Interesting to see another story in the media about a family being fined for a funeral overrunning at a crematorium. Do you agree with this practice and if not what could a possible solution be?

19 Mar 2019

Next week SAIF will welcome in its new President Jim Auld, of James Auld Funeral Directors in Helensburgh, near Glasgow. At the same time, we thank outgoing President Alun Tucker for his service and commitment in 2018/19. 👏🙌👏

15 Mar 2019

Funeral directors, is your website mobile friendly? If not, it needs to be.

13 Mar 2019

If you're a funeral director thinking of developing your team's skills, look to the @ifdcollege and British Institute of Funeral Directors, who have joined forces to offer a comprehensive set of accredited qualifications.

7 Mar 2019

If you're in need of a funeral director, be sure to contact your local SAIF member. Independent funeral directors are often considerably better value than large chains.

6 Mar 2019

Choose a SAIF member for: professionalism, family-run service, industry-leading standards, a clear choice of options, personal and friendly, sensitivity and flexibility, competitive and transparent pricing.

6 Mar 2019

Clarke Carlisle will be keynote speaker at SAIF's AGM Weekend. He'll talk about his mental health challenges and the Clarke Carlisle Foundation for Dual Diagnosis Foundation.

4 Mar 2019

Now less than a month until our AGM. This year's event is going to cover lots of important topics affecting independent funeral directors. Have you booked yet?

28 Feb 2019

The Competition and Markets Authority is seeking views as to whether any funeral market investigation should cover funerals funded by pre-paid funeral plans. We think it should, as we said on page 4 in our response to the interim report. We'll be reiterating our support for the inclusion of funeral plan redemption in any investigation and would encourage others to make their views known too. Further details can be found by clicking the link below.