Registering a death and arranging a funeral
Registering the death
Telephone the Registrar of Births and Deaths to make an appointment to register the death.
Complete the Notification or Registration of Death (BD8) form that you were given by the Registrar of Deaths. This will inform every department using the National Insurance number of the death, but it is advisable to telephone appropriate pensions, benefits and tax offices as soon as possible to avoid inadvertent over-payment of pensions, benefits and tax credits.
Arranging the funeral
Contact a funeral director to discuss the arrangements you want to make for the funeral and your religious or spiritual adviser, if appropriate. The will may contain specific requests for the funeral, so it is important to check this.