Can I decide on my partner’s behalf?

The information from your partner’s records is very important for us as this will give us a much better understanding of your family and household circumstances. This is, however, your partner’s personal decision.

If they are not available, when you take part in your interview, we will send you an email (or letter if requested) to pass onto them. This will include an information booklet which explains the ‘adding other information’ request and what happens if your partner decides to give their permission. The email/letter will have a login code and web address for your partner to complete an online consent form.