We only want you to have to 'tell us once'
We are working with Gloucestershire Registration Service and the Department for Work and Pensions to offer a confidential service which will make things a little easier for those people who have been bereaved recently.
The new service means that you will be able to tell someone about your bereavement once, and then we can tell other government departments and local authority services on your behalf. This reduces the time you need to spend contacting different organisations and also reduces the need to send them copies of the death certificate.
A local registrar can take a recently bereaved person through a step-by-step process that will automatically notify the selected central and local government authorities of the change in circumstances. To find out more about this service, or to make an appointment with the registrar to register a death, please see the information on the Gloucestershire Registration Service website.
You can also read more about the national service by visiting the Direct Gov website 'Telling government someone has died'.