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Ministry of Justice running a consultation on ‘modernising’ LPAs

Updated: Sep 3, 2021

The Ministry of Justice is running a consultation (ending on 13th October) on ‘modernising’ LPAs.


https://consult.justice.gov.uk/opg/modernising-lasting-powers-of-attorney/


It states:


‘The number of registered lasting powers of attorney (LPA) has increased drastically in recent years to more than five million, but the process of making one retains many paper-based features that are over 30 years old.’


The proposed changes include:

§New and improved safeguards to protect against fraud and abuse

§Process to be made simpler and easy to use

§Shift to predominantly digital service’