Electronic registration of births and deaths, England and Wales

Earlier this year, the new electronic marriage register for England and Wales came into operation. Further to this, as part of the government’s “digital by default” agenda, The Births and Deaths Registration (Electronic Communications and Electronic Storage) Order 2021, SI 2021/1231 was laid before Parliament on 4 November, and comes into force on 1 December 2021. Accompanying the SI is an Explanatory Memorandum (EM) and an Impact Assessment  (IA) by the Home Office, extracts from which are reproduced below. Continue reading