Wills Making a Will Informing The Council Several departments within the East Staffordshire Borough Council will need to be informed of a death. Contact the Council Tax Department via firstname.lastname@example.org Registering a Death Every death in England and Wales must be registered in the district in which it takes place within 5 days of the date of death. Find out more below: The General Register Office has extensive information on registering a death in England and Wales. The Staffordshire Registration Service provides information on registering a death in Staffordshire. Funeral Services East Staffordshire Welfare Funeral Services - Under the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 Section 46, when a person passes away in the Borough of East Staffordshire and there is no one able or willing to pay for the funeral, the council has a statutory duty to make the necessary arrangements for a public health funeral. Funeral Services UK - A directory containing everything from funeral directors to florists. Arranging a funeral is very different from other types of consumer services. The Office of Fair Trading offers advice on legal rights, costs and complaints. Bereavement Support Child Bereavement UK Child Bereavement UK is a national UK charity, which provides help for bereaved families and professionals. Compassionate Friends - organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children.