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Legal News | 9.06.22

Do paperless LPAs sound like your cup of tea?

Anyone who has a registered Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place right now would not equate the process with the ease of brewing a cup of tea. The Government has however recently announced proposals to transform the process of making LPAs.

The proposal would mean that LPAs could be made completely online, bringing the system in line with other government legal services. The proposed changes would not only make the process quicker and easier, but also more secure. The reforms will aim to protect vulnerable people from abuse with new identification checks.

However, there is acknowledgement that online is not everyone’s cup of tea!

The paper-based system will remain in place so you can choose the option that works for you. While the proportion of people using the internet has risen (indeed for the over 75s it has doubled in the last 8 years) there are still many who do not have access to the internet.

The government will also be looking further at how the proposed digital system could improve the witnessing process.

In the meantime, paper-based is the option currently available. We can help, so get in touch with your usual contact at Wansbroughs or email wealth@wansbroughs.com.


Posted By Our Wills, Tax, Trusts & Probate Team