The Office of the Public Guardian’s fees to register a Lasting Power of Attorney increased on the 1st October from £120 to £130 and the 100% discount for those with an income of less than £12,000 replaced with a “reduced fee” of £65.

The OPG will not supply free official copies any more and just one copy at £35 only if the original power of attorney has been lost!

Nevertheless, a Lasting Power of Attorney represents good value when compared with the cost of a deputy appointed by the Court of Protection. We recommend you, make an appointment now.