Who you will need to notify about the death
When a loved one passes away, you will need to notify various organisations about the death as soon as possible.
Who to inform first
- The person’s GP
- Relatives and friends
- The funeral director
- Register office
- Health professionals – you may need to cancel any outstanding hospital appointments
Property and bills
- Mortgage provider or landlord
- Utility companies (electricity, gas and water)
- Buildings and contents insurance provider
- Mobile phone provider
- TV companies
- HM revenue and Customs for tax purposes
- Pension providers
- Passport agency
- DVLA if the deceased held a driving license
- Local council for council tax and Electoral Register
The Tell Us Once service will allow you to notify the above government departments at the same time.
- Bank and building societies
- Insurance companies (life, car and travel)
- Credit card providers
The Death Notification Service has been created to allow you to notify a person’s death to a number of banks and building societies at the same time.
- Social groups and clubs
- Re-direct the post
- Close online and social media accounts
If a loved has passed away, The Bereavement Register will help you reduce the amount of unwanted marketing post being sent to them, stopping painful daily reminders.
Has someone passed away?
Your local Funeral Director will be able to arrange for your loved one to be collected and brought into their care at the soonest available time.
They'll guide you every step of the way, from the moment your loved one passes away to making all of the necessary funeral arrangements.
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