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Peopletracer Blog

Jun 30

Online Electoral Roll registrations have begun

The government has begun allowing UK citizens (and UK residents from qualifying EU or Commonwealth countries), to register to vote online. Claiming to take just 5 minutes through the government’s new GOV.UK site, the process will only require a valid national insurance number or passport if you have moved abroad. The online electoral registration became available in England and Wales on the 10th June 2014, with Scotland soon to follow on the 19th of September.

Jun 25

Friends reunited: Peopletracer success stories

It could happen to any of us – one moment you’re the closest companions, and then marriage, careers, children and general life intervenes. Before you know it, months out of contact turn into years, and the contact details you have for the person are out of date.

May 29

40 years of postcodes: What does yours say about you?

Today we take postcodes for granted as the most essential part of our address. However, they haven't in fact been around for all that long. This April saw the 40th anniversary of UK wide postcodes, an ingenious invention that allowed for the automation of letter sorting, dramatically increasing the speed of the postal services' processes.

May 12

Check someone’s financial background with Peopletracer

When checking someone’s identity or running a background check, it is often useful to assess that person’s financial status in case they have previously defaulted on their debts or have fallen into financial difficulty. After all, it may help you decide whether to do business with them.

Apr 15

The changing face of voting: From hustings to online Electoral Roll registration

Imagine not having the right to vote in your own country. Whilst this may seem like a situation from the dim distant past, you don’t have to go far back in British history to reach a time when if you were poor or a woman, you had no say over who was elected in parliament.