News & Views


15 Nov 2018

It's never too early to start thinking about the next SAIF AGM. Book your space for the 2019 event today and cross that task off your to-do list.

13 Nov 2018

If you're looking for information on how to help families better personalise funerals, this great new book by Sarah Jones, of SAIF member Full Circle Funerals, is just the ticket. It's currently a best seller on Amazon no less! Great work, Sarah. 👏

9 Nov 2018

We're incredibly proud to announce an exciting new partnership with the National Counselling Society aimed at widening help and support for bereaved people.

7 Nov 2018

Selling your independent funeral business? Don't let it become part of a large chain. Take a look at SAIF Acquisitions and find a like-minded buyer for your firm. #keepitindependent

31 Oct 2018

SAIF Education Day 2018 has been a tremendous success - a huge thank you to all our speakers, exhibitors and delegates for making it a truly wonderful day. Wishing everyone a safe journey home and looking forward to seeing you at the next SAIF event.

31 Oct 2018

Good morning! We're very excited about welcoming delegates to today's Education Day in sunny Leicester. We've some brilliant speakers lined up, covering key topics including death certification, funeral plans and bereavement counselling to name but a few.

25 Oct 2018

This young SAIF member has captured people's hearts with a tremendous act of kindness. 👏👍

22 Oct 2018

One of the best ways a funeral director can demonstrate to bereaved families they care about standards is to be a member of a trade association, like SAIF, and adhere to a code of practice.

19 Oct 2018

The Competition & Markets Authority this week released the findings of its consumer research into the funeral profession. Read our response here:

19 Oct 2018

SAIF welcomes today's call from the Royal College of Physicians for doctors to start early conversations about death with patients and families. A change in culture could help people to better plan their funeral arrangements and make funerals less of a distress purchase.

15 Oct 2018

We're very excited about the upcoming SAIF Education Day on October 31. We've got some fantastic speakers lined up including James Daley, of Fairer Finance, who featured on ITV Tonight's recent documentary on funeral plans. Limited spaces remain. To book:

12 Oct 2018

Read our thoughts and advice following last night's ITV documentary #paynowdielater.

11 Oct 2018

There are lots of good reasons to choose a SAIF member to conduct a funeral & here a few we like: 1. They're independent and family run 2. Offer better value than large chains 3. They adhere to a strict code of practice

8 Oct 2018

One of the best ways funeral directors can improve the care they provide to families is to ensure their staff are qualified. Read more about our accredited training courses below.

5 Oct 2018

SAIF Care is a free bereavement counselling service for families who use the services of a SAIF member. Find out if there's a participating funeral director near you here:

2 Oct 2018

We think there are five things you should do before you die: 1. Make a will 2. Record your funeral wishes 3. Plan your future care and support 4. Register as an organ donor 5. Tell your loved ones your wishes Find out how, here:

27 Sep 2018

Funeral directors have feelings too. Read a personal and moving blog from SAIF Member Inez Capps.

27 Sep 2018

The funeral profession should be regulated to help ensure high standards across the board and improve transparency of ownership of funeral homes.

26 Sep 2018

SAIF believes all funeral directors should adhere to a code of practice. That’s why we have added our voice to calls for regulation of the funeral profession across the UK. Read more here:

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: