by Sarah Ashcroft

The government has announced that people applying for a lasting power of attorney (LPA) will be helped by a 15 per cent reduction in application fees.

Justice minister Helen Grant revealed the changes, which will see fees reduced from £130 to £110 and come into effect from October 1st 2013.

Ms. Grant said that it’s “really important” that people consider making an LPA as they provide peace of mind that important decisions about their life and well-being will be taken by someone they know and trust.

“The government is committed to taking bold action and reforming the public sector. As a result of the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) transformation programme we have been able to reduce the fees, which will encourage more people to plan ahead for the future and help anyone applying with the cost of living during these difficult times,” she added.

It’s relatively simple to appoint a power of attorney and Lawpack can help along the way. Filling out the relevant forms and returning them to the OPG is the first step along the way and will ensure that the welfare and assets of the the individual in question are looked after.ADNFCR-1645-ID-801617937-ADNFCR

Lawpack’s Power of Attorney Kit includes lasting power of attorney forms, plus solicitor-approved guidance on how to complete them.

Published on: July 29, 2013