Useful contacts for completing probate

Simplify

www.simplifyprobate.co.uk

Simplify provides Bereavement Advice Centre and offers customers information and choices explaining the different ways that probate can be obtained. The website contains information to help you decide if you need to apply for probate and the services that are available. 


Death Notification Service

T: 0330 045 0213

Bereavement Advice Centre offers a free Death Notification Service.


Junk Mail Suppression Service

T: 0330 045 0214

Bereavement Advice Centre offers a free Junk Mail Suppression Service.


The Probate Service

http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/infoabout/civil/probate/index.htmfor 

Part of the Government's court service which issues probate. Some of the forms required can be downloaded from this site. Also gives details of local probate registries


Probate & Inheritance tax helpline

T: 0300 123 1072 Mon-Fri 0900-1700

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/

Provided by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs and can send forms for probate in the post as well as answering questions.


Business Debtline

T: 0800 197 6026

www.bdl.org.uk

Business Debtline is a charity, part of the Money Advice Trust, and provides free confidential advice to small businesses.


Money Advice Service

T: 0300 500 5000

www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

Free impartial financial advice to help you manage your money better.


Citizens Advice

www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Use the website to find the telephone number of your local Citizens Advice Bureau or visit www.adviceguide.org.uk to access information on-line on a wide variety of subjects including debt.


Civil Legal Advice

www.gov.uk/civil-legal-advice

Use the interactive tool to find out if you can get help if you are entitled to legal aid. Does not help with probate but can help with debt advice if your home is at risk.