The policy holder’s name may have to be changed, especially car insurance, if in the name of the deceased.
To redeem life assurance, you will need the policy document and copy of the Death Certificate.
Investment company bonds / Premium Bonds are not transferable. Ask the Post Office for a form that needs to be sent to the Bonds and Stocks Office.
HMRC / Inland Revenue
Contact the tax office with the deceased’s name and National Insurance number. There may be a rebate due / further tax to pay. Ask your solicitor regarding instruction in a will.
If in the name of the deceased, inform oil / gas / electric / telephone / internet / cable / satellite companies.