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Modernising lasting powers of attorney – safer, simpler and fit for the future 

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 …

Managing LPA registration delays – an update from OPG

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It’s taking us longer than usual to process applications for lasting powers of attorney (LPAs). While we understand this can be frustrating, we’re working hard to continue to deliver our services.  In the meantime, we’ve brought together some useful online …

Rapid register searches - our new service for public sector organisations making urgent decisions  

Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has launched a new service to support staff from across local authorities, social care, police and NHS, who are dealing with adults at risk. Staff from these organisations can request information we have on our registers to help them make urgent decisions about someone who may lack mental capacity.   OPG aims to respond to requests submitted through …

Getting started as an attorney or deputy

Whether you’re in the process of creating a lasting power of attorney with a loved one or have just started acting as a court appointed deputy, here are some useful tips and ideas on how to make sure you’re acting …

Use a lasting power of attorney – more LPAs are now eligible

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Over the last few months, we’ve been working hard to make our Use an LPA service available to lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) registered before 17 July 2020. From now on, LPAs registered on or after 1 September 2019 will …

Lasting Power of Attorney and the COVID Vaccine

COVID-19 has been the single greatest public health emergency in the history of the NHS. The weeks ahead will be the hardest yet but I really do believe that we are entering the last phase of the struggle. Because with …

Giving gifts as an attorney or deputy

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If you’re acting on behalf of a loved one, as an attorney or a deputy, big occasions such as Christmas, birthdays or anniversaries can raise some questions. We have some guidance available to help you decide what is an appropriate gift and have pulled out …