LPA applications drop 26% during pandemic

Government plans to digitize the process

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LPA applications drop 26% during pandemic

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) registrations fell by 26.5% during 2020-21 as lockdown measures made the outdated process, which requires many paper-based tasks, more onerous.

A freedom of information (FOI) request to the Ministry of Justice, submitted by Canada Life, showed a significant fall in LPAs registered between 6 April 2020 and 5 April 2021. The provider of group...

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