Frank Little

Councillor for East Central ward on Coedffranc Town Council Learn more

Government initiative to save time for the bereaved

by franklittle on 16 November, 2011

“Tell us once” is a scheme launched this week on behalf of the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP), and operated by local authorities.  Neath Port Talbot and Swansea unitary authorities are collaborating on the local roll-out. This follows successful pilot trials in several English councils – more details here.

The aim is that, at a stressful and busy time, those left behind need tell the Government only once about a death. This information will be passed on their behalf to other relevant Departments. In addition to DWP and Neath Port Talbot county borough, such interested parties as HM Revenue & Customs,  HM Treasury, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and Dept for Transport (DfT) and the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) will be informed, among others.

The contact point for a death in Neath Port Talbot is, or telephone 01639 686868.

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