The government has today (20 July) announced major reform plans to modernise the powers of attorney system. It has also launched a 12-week consultation period, which closes on 13 October 2021.

The main aims of the reform are to introduce new and improved safeguards to protect against fraud and abuse; to make the process simpler and easier to use; and to shift to a predominantly digital service.

There are more than five million registered lasting powers of attorney (LPA) in the UK; however, the predominantly paper-based LPA process is outdated.

The consultation will examine the entire process of creating and registering an LPA, with ...

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