Bereavement Help and Guidance

Coping with bereavement can be very difficult and distressing after the loss of a loved one. Here you will find useful guidance on registering the death and dealing with the affairs for a person who has died.

To download a useful list of Contacts to be made after a Bereavement Click> People to Contact list


To find you local register Office Click>Find Your Local Register Office.

UK Governments - Tell Us Once Service

When someone dies, there can often be a number of government departments and agencies to notify. For example, a passport or driving licence may need to be cancelled, or benefits stopped.

The Tell Us Once service is designed to make things simpler for you, by helping you give this information to government only once.

For more information on "Tell Us Once" Click> us Once

You can contact Tell Us Once either through the local Register Click>Find Local Register Office or freephone 0800 0857308 8am to 8pm (Monday to Friday).


HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Bereavement Service for PAYE and Self Assessment Customers

To call HMRC for help with tax after someone dies

Contact HMRC on 0300 200 3300 

The Bereavement Register

The Bereavement Register is a service with one simple aim; to reduce the amount of direct mail (junk mail and unsolicited telesales calls etc) that can cause added and unnecessary distress for grieving families after the loss of a loved one.

Available through funeral directors who are members of the National Association of Funeral Directors, The Bereavement Register is a free service that removes the names and addresses of deceased people from company mailing lists and databases.

To register all you have to do is forward the deceased person’s details to:

The Bereavement Register®
1 Newhams Row

Tel: 0207 089 6403
Tel: 0800 082 1230 - 24 hour automated registration service
Fax: 0207 089 6041

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