New information if you have a Lasting Power of Attorney!
Following a recent review of their fee charging regime, the Office of the Public Guardian will now be refunding people who registered a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) with them between 2013 and 2017. The refunds due are as follows:
When you paid the fee Refund for each power of attorney
April to September 2013 £54
October 2013 to March 2014 £34
April 2014 to March 2015 £37
April 2015 to March 2016 £38
April 2016 to March 2017 £45
The refund due is per LPA, so if you registered both a Property & Financial Affairs LPA and a Health & Welfare LPA, you will be due two refunds. You can apply for your refund directly from the Office of the Public Guardian; information is available online here https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund. You can also call the Office of the Public Guardian for further advice an information on 0300 456 0300 (choose option 6).