within the business or an agent such as Carter Jonas.
Importantly, the application process and schemes will only be available online as part of the Government’s “digital by default” approach - in order to register all claimants will require an email address. There will be six stages to the registration process and it will be important to ensure that all details entered at this stage are correct to avoid any problems arising later that may affect claims.
Once registered, a Customer Registration Number will be received. The new system and this number will make it easier for claimants to authorise agents, either as a firm or on an individual basis, to act on their behalf.
When Defra contact you and you receive your documentation inviting registration onto the service Carter Jonas would be pleased to hear from you and can arrange for a consultation on how to get started on this new process.
You can download the Defra's information pdf here.