When someone passes away it is important to notify all the people who need to know. This will help reduce unwanted correspondence.
Many Registrar’s Offices operate a ‘Tell us once’ facility which serves to advise governmental and local council services when someone has passed away. You can ask the Registrar about this when you have your appointment or visit www.gov.uk/tell-us-once for more information. You may also find it useful to visit www.the-bereavement-register.org.uk where you can register the death of a friend or relative by completing a straight forward online form. This register aims to stop unwanted direct mail addressed to the deceased.
However, there is generally a long list of people to notify outside of the government and local authority so we have compiled a checklist to help you in this task.