Easington MP Grahame Morris has welcomed progress in the campaign to improve bereavement services and support as the Government seek a delivery partner to develop a digital death registration service.
Following the closure of the Government contract tender, Mr Morris has sought confirmation from the Home Office whether they intend to introduce digital death certificates by April 2022.
Mr Morris said:
“Digital Death Certificates are crucial to improving bereavement services and support in the UK. This move will command widespread support from the public, and bereavement standard campaigners, without whom such progress would not have been achieved.
I hope digital death certificates can be a part of a much broader change and discussion around bereavement, as we continue to campaign for new rights such as statutory bereavement leave and to simplify the procedures around end of life admin.”
Mr Morris has pledged his support for the introduction of statutory bereavement leave