A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is the only way that someone can choose who they trust to manage their affairs if they lose mental capacity and aren’t able to do so themselves.
Recent changes in pensions regulations have shifted responsibility from the employer to the individual. So who will make pensions decisions for us if we cannot make them ourselves? This is one of the reasons why OPG thinks everyone should consider …
At the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) we are committed to providing better and more efficient services to our users. Over the past few months myself and a team of colleagues from across OPG have been doing further work …
“Pleasure is spread through the earth in stray gifts,” said Wordsworth, and he was right – but here at the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) it’s a bit more complicated than that. We’ve just published our guide to gift-giving …
We’re all living longer: statistically speaking, that is. A recent Medical Research Council study, for example, predicted that people will live on average into their late 80s by 2030 compared with their early 80s now.
Martin Keeves, OPG’s Head of Customer Relationship Management, talks about the importance of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) to the work of OPG and its customers.
Sophy Colbert and Lorena Sutherland share their experiences of carrying out research with deputies to help produce OPG’s new deputy reporting forms.
In July 2015, we introduced a set of standards for professional and public authority deputies.
We’ve noticed over the last few months that more people are choosing to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) online.
Welcome to the new Office of the Public Guardian blog.