Important dates for SAIF Members

Please note the following dates which will impact SAIF Members and the wider funeral profession.

31st December 2019outstanding payments required

SAIF Members

Annual Membership Renewal due, plus return of completed Declaration of Ownership and GDPR forms. To make payments online:

January/February 2020

HM Treasury investigation into funeral pre-paid plans:

  • Interim response

January to early March 2020

Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) investigation into the funeral profession:

  • Publication/disclosure of relevant working papers

Late March 2020

Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) investigation into the funeral profession:

  • Deadline for all parties’ responses/submissions required before the Provisional Decision report

Spring 2020

Department of Work and Pensions:

  • The maximum Funeral Expenses Payment benefit will increase from £700 to £1000.

April 2020

  • Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay Act 2018 – gives the right to two weeks leave if parents lose a child under 18 years of age or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy.

April/May 2020

Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) investigation into the funeral profession:

  • Provisional Decision report.

June/July 2020

Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) investigation into the funeral profession:

  • Provisional Decision responset hearings.

Summer 2020

HM Treasury investigation into funeral pre-paid plans:

  • Final decision

August 2020

Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) investigation into the funeral profession:

  • Final deadline for all parties’ responses before final report.

27th September 2020

Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) investigation into the funeral profession:

  • Statutory deadline.

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