The Office for Public Guardian has announced a reduction in the fees for registering a lasting power of attorney or lasting power of attorney. This is good news for anyone wishing to put either a Health and Welfare LPA or Property and Financial Affairs LPA in place. The cost for each has dropped from £110 to £82 from 1st April 2017 - a saving of £112 for a couple who put both types in place.

We suggest that all our clients have a Property and Financial Affairs LPA in place at the very least (as well as a valid will). You don't need an LPA until you need one - but when you need one, it's too late to do one.