Bereavement Advice Centre

Website explaining what to do when someone dies

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This website tells you what to do when someone dies. It caters for the bereaved and for professionals and is divided into the following sections:-

  • What to do first when someone dies
  • Medical certificates, the coroner and post mortem examinations
  • Registering a death
  • What else needs to be done after a death
  • The funeral
  • Probate and other legal procedures
  • Money and tax issues
  • Coping afterwards
  • Unanswered questions and complaints
  • Useful contacts
  • Who’s who after a death.

 The information on this site relates to England and Wales, and includes some of the differences that apply in Scotland and Northern Ireland. If more information is required relating to Scotland, Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man call the helpline for assistance (0800 634 94 94)


Bereavement Advice Centre

Helpline number: 0800 634 94 94

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