Changes to Lasting Power of Attorneys (LPA)

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has recently made changes to the LPA digital service that effects the way that LPA’s are registered which means that all records of all lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) made using the LPA digital service before 1 July 2015 will be deleted from our account on 1 January 2016. This does not affect the validity of LPAs already sent to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG).


The OPG are making this change because, following consultation with users, OPG introduced new, improved digital and paper forms on 1 July 2015.
You will still be able to register an LPA made before 1 July 2015 at any time as long as it:
• Was made correctly;
• Is printed, signed and dated correctly by 1 Jan 2016.

If the LPA is not signed and dated correctly by 1 Jan 2016, you will have to create a new one when it is deleted.
This change will have no effect on:
• LPAs made before 1 July 2015 that have already been registered – these will still be entirely valid;
• Any LPAs started after 1 July 2015.

The new digital and print LPA forms reflect feedback from users who were directly involved in their development. The redesign makes creating an LPA easier and faster. The OPG have also removed the requirement for a second certificate provider, as this was making it difficult for some people who wanted to make an LPA.


If you have any questions or would like to make an enquiry, please contact our specialist team on 0207 267 8864 or via email