15 Jul 2009

Today, the redesigned draft LPA forms and OPG Annual Report and Accounts 2008 - 2009 have been laid in Parliament, following approval by Justice Minister Bridget Prentice.

New draft Lasting Power of Attorney Forms

Feedback from customers and stakeholders, and our own experience since the LPA form was launched two years ago, told us that the existing LPA forms were too long and too complicated. The OPG has been quick to react to this feedback and has been working closely with leading forms design specialists and plain language experts as well as stakeholders, customers and OPG staff, to redesign the LPA forms.

Succesful in-depth user testing has demonstrated that the redesigned forms, which are more streamlined, easier to understand and contain guidance, will better meet our customers’ needs.

It is proposed that the new forms are launched on 1 October 2009.

You can view copies of the redesigned Lasting Power of Attorney forms in the Information for Professionals section of our website or via the Link to external site Office of Public Sector Information website.

OPG Annual Report and Accounts 2008 - 2009

This report contains details of the OPG's performance and the work undertaken during 2007 - 2008.

The report also contains the annual report by the Public Guardian to the Lord Chancellor on the discharge of his functions. This new report specifically covers the statutory role and duties of the Public Guardian, and is separate from the annual report of the OPG as an agency. It is a requirement of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) that this report is produced annually.

 Office of the Public Guardian Annual Report and Accounts 2008 - 2009 (PDF 5.9MB)

You can read the associated Press Notice on the Link to external site Ministry of Justice website

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