This week the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), in collaboration with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG), published a consultation on plans for how lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) can be modernised.
Our modernising LPA project aims to improve the process of making and registering an LPA by, increasing safeguards, improving access and ensuring OPG is working sustainably while keeping LPAs as affordable as possible.
The development of digital channels has transformed the way people think and act and we need to adapt our processes to ensure we meet the needs of the public.
Our ambition is to use technology to improve our LPA services, without compromising safety or limiting access for people who aren’t online, and the launch of our consultation marks an important next step in making LPAs safer, simpler and fit for the future.
We’re keen to hear views from stakeholders, donors, attorneys, and the wider public, and over the next 12 weeks we’ll host a series of workshops to discuss our plans and explore key themes in more detail.
The consultation and online workshops
Responses to the consultation will help shape how we make the changes needed to build a sustainable service that meets user needs.
Key themes from our proposals will be discussed in more detail during the series of online workshops, which we’re inviting you to attend.
An introductory livestream event will mark the start of the sessions, be open to all, and available to watch again at a later date.
|28 July||13:00-14:00||Introduction with Minister Alex Chalk and Public Guardian Nick Goodwin|
|5 August||10.30-12.30||Workshop - Safeguards|
|17 August||13.00-15.00||Workshop - Safeguards|
|25 August||10.30-12.00||Workshop - User Access|
|31 August||13.00-14.40||Workshop - User Access|
|9 September||13.00 – 14.30||Workshop - Fit for the future|
|14 September||10.30-12.00||Workshop - Fit for the future|
There is limited availability for the workshops so we’re encouraging people to register their interest by signing up to the events via the links above.
Responding to the consultation
We want to hear your views on what we’re proposing and are encouraging people to respond to the consultation.
A Welsh version will be made available within the next 10 working days and an Easy Read version will also follow publication.
If you have any questions about the consultation, please email email@example.com