Changes to Lasting Power of Attorney forms

News - 26/11/2013

The OPG is consulting on changes to the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) forms and, hopes in the future to introduce fully digital LPAs.  This could potentially increase the risk of fraud and abuse because it removes the need for a physical signature and is likely to reduce the amount of interaction with third parties, such as solicitors, when making one.

The consultation closes on 26 November, and unless the government receives a significant number of responses which challenge these proposals, they are likely to be implemented as drafted.

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