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Under a new Government scheme, those who registered a Lasting Power of Attorney between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017 could be entitled to a partial refund of fees paid.

Why is the money being refunded? When you register a Power of Attorney you’re charged an application fee (unless you’re exempt from paying). This fee is set by the Ministry of Justice and you pay it to the Office of the Public Guardian.

Between 2013 and 2017 the operating costs of the Office of the Public Guardian decreased. However, the standard application fee was £130 per registration until 1st October 2013 and then £110 until 1st April 2017. The fee is supposed to cover operating costs only and as such the Government’s now repaying the difference between the amount applicants paid and what they should have paid, including interest.*

As well as applicants, if you’re an attorney or executor, dealing with the affairs of someone who had registered a Lasting Power of Attorney within this period, you could also be entitled to a partial refund.

Want to know more? Contact us and we can go through the steps to claim back any over payments.

*From 1st April 2017 the application fee for registering a Power of Attorney was reduced. If you applied after this date you would have paid the reduced fee at the time and are unable to claim a refund.
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