Govt sets out LPA reform plans to simplify process

12-week consulation

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The government has set out plans to reform lasting powers of attorney (LPA) as it seeks to modernise the legal framework around this.

A 12-week consultation has been launched by the Ministry of Justice and the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) to gain input on the proposed measures. Overall, the government is looking at ways to make LPA applications simpler and easier, while assessing how rejection due to avoidable errors can be reduced. This includes shifting LPA applications to a predominantly digital service to improve the speed and access of applications. "More people are taking the vital step to plan for the future by applying for LPAs, and we want to make sure that it is as safe and simple as possible to do ...

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