News article published on: 18th June 2010
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has announced that due to an unprecedented increase in applications to register Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs), the registration period has temporarily increased from 5 to 14 weeks. In response to this increase, the OPG has hired additional staff and introduced an evening shift to try and reduce the backlog.
Despite these delays, it is still recommended that you register your LPA as soon as possible so that it is ready to be used when your Attorney needs it. Even if you do not want it to be used until you no longer have the capacity to deal with your affairs, it is possible to register it with a restriction clause to this effect.