Chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, Dame Anne Begg MP, was delighted to learn that Aberdeen City Council’s Registrar will be offering the Tell Us Once service.
The initiative, led by Department for Work and Pensions, allows relevant government departments and Council services to be automatically notified of a family’s birth or bereavement, meaning that the individual “tells them once” and not multiple times.
Dame Anne said: “I am pleased that Aberdeen City Council has decided to implement the “Tell Us Once” initiative. The benefits of the service to individuals are significant as they only have to notify one organisation of a birth or death. Any such scheme which makes life a little easier is to be welcomed.”