Brent has launched a new service to reduce the burden of dealing with bureaucracy and paperwork for residents who experience the loss of a loved one. Tell Us Once means that when a resident registers the death of a family member with Brent Council's Registration and Nationality Service, the information is then shared. The initiative allows information about a death to be shared automatically by the Registrar with departments administering records for Blue Badges, libraries, council tax, pensions, housing benefit, passports, and driving licences, ensuring they are up-to-date. Information will not be shared without the consent of the person registering. Those using Tell Us Once need to provide information about the person who has died such as date of birth, national insurance number, or death certificate when they register a death which should be within 5 days after death.