News & Views


7 Sep 2018

Royal London's National Funeral Cost Index 2018 shows independent funeral directors’ fees are around 10% lower than large corporates. We encourage families to shop around to avoid paying more than necessary for a funeral. Read more here:

31 Aug 2018

Tune into Mike Graham and Katie Perrior on @TalkRADIO at noon today to hear SAIF member John Weir talk about the work of #funeraldirectors. #funerals

9 Aug 2018

It's fantastic to see so many SAIF members nominated for this year's Good Funeral Awards. The very best of luck to: Coles Funeral Directors, DJ Bewleys Funeral Directors, Guy Elliott, Tributes Ltd, Wessex Funeral Services, LifeArt Coffins, Rounce Funeral Services, Rosedale Funeral Home, Button & Family Funeral Services, Rowland Brothers, Holmes and Family, Full Circle Funerals, Scattering Ashes, GriefChatUK

8 Aug 2018

Well worth listening to BBC Radio 4's A Life's Work programme. David Holmes of SAIF member Holmes and Family does a fantastic job of explaining the work of the funeral director. Very interesting.

25 Jul 2018

Rob Protheroe, of DJ Protheroe, is possibly one of the "coolest" independent funeral directors around. He's kindly donated 20 fans to his local hospital to help patients and staff keep cool during the heatwave. Well done, Rob, a brilliant gesture.

24 Jul 2018

We're calling out Co-op boss Steve Murrells for claiming on Sky News' Ian King show that Co-op Funeralcare is leading the way on funeral prices. Our research shows independent funeral directors offer better value than large groups and are more transparent with clients.

17 Jul 2018

For advice on dealing with stress, join SAIF's webinar with Dr Sunil Raheja at 2pm on 25th July

13 Jul 2018

We're really looking forward to what's set to be a fabulous summer party tomorrow! The weathers set to be hot, but the drinks are cold.... Tickets WILL be available on the kiosk on the day, so if there's any last minute members who would like to join in the fun, just turn up on the day. Please note, TICKETS WILL NEED TO BE PAID FOR IN CASH at this late stage. Just some handy info for those who are joining us; Ladies, it's advisable to wear flat shoes given the uneven surface of the cave. Ladies and Gents, a jumper might be advisable by evening as the temperature inside the cave can drop a little, although nothing too cold given the time of year. If approaching from Sheffield/Chesterfield direction, please be advised that the nearby village of Hathersage has it's annual Gala, and the road will be closed from 1.45-2.45pm Diversions might be in place, but essentially head to Grindleford, up toward Tideswell, and down through Bradwell which will bring you back onto the road up to Castleton. If you're coming in from the Manchester direction, there are no such problems, you want the Winnats Pass which will bring you right into the heart of the village. S33 8WP in your Sat-Nav will bring you to the Peak Cavern Car park, where you'll find an ALL DAY CAR PARK banner, this is where you're best off parking we'd suggest. Once again, we look forward to welcoming you all to the SAIF SUMMER FAMILY FUN DAY!

13 Jul 2018

Congratulations to staff at SAIF member Grassby Funeral Service in #Devon for successfully completing their Independent Funeral Directors' College Certificate in Funeral Practice. #funerals

10 Jul 2018

It's not too your tickets for SAIF Next Generation's first ever Summer get together.

5 Jul 2018

'Look after yourself as a human being and a funeral director.' Join SAIF's webinar with Dr Sunil Raheja on 25th July at 2pm

4 Jul 2018

All SAIF Members are welcome to SAIF Next Generation's Family Fun Day on 14th July. Don't miss out on all the fun:

28 Jun 2018

Participants needed for funeral study - How much do funerals really matter? If you would like to particpate please click on the link for further information

28 Jun 2018

Photo call at Golden Charter before setting off to Fort William for the SAIF2018 Three Peaks Challenge. All monies rasied will be going to the Presidents Charity 'Great Ormond Street Hospital'

27 Jun 2018

Food & drink, music, magicians, face painting, fun and games - all in a cavern in Derbyshire at SAIF'S Family Fun Day. Buy your tickets here:

25 Jun 2018

Learn about the latest health & safety issues from your desk. Webinar for SAIF members at 1pm on 27th June with Simon Bloxham of Safety for Business.

21 Jun 2018

Ask your questions on health & safety at SAIF's webinar with Simon Bloxham of Safety for Business. Book your free places now for 1pm on 27th June

19 Jun 2018

Need an update on health and safety matters? Join our webinar with Simon Bloxham of Safety for Business - 1pm on 27th June for SAIF Members

14 Jun 2018

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11 Jun 2018

Please be advised that SAIFCare telephone lines and internet are now up and running again. Thank you for your patience