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What to do when someone dies

When someone dies it can be a very emotional time and this can make it hard to know what practical things you need to do next.

For helpful advice and guidance on what you should do in the event of a death, visit this page.

Initially, you should register the death with the Registrar who will give you a reference number. It is recommended the death is registered within 5 days.

You should then use this reference number to notify many local and government agencies at the same time by using the Tell Us Once service.

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