From the 1st April 2017, the fees for applying to register Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) and Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) was reduced from £110 to £82.
The Office of Public Guardian (OPG) has since announced that the Ministry of Justice has agreed to refund the excess and has now launched a refund scheme for those who paid a higher fee in the qualifying period.
Who is eligible for the refund?
The refunds are being offered to those who registered an LPA or EPA between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017 who may have been charged more by the OPG than was necessary to apply to register.
During this period, the OPG's operating costs came down as more people applied for a Power of Attorney and the process became more efficient, but the application fee charged was not reduced in line with this.