The Government last reduced the registration fees for Powers of Attorney in 2017. They are responsible for setting the fees and are a non profit making organisation.
It is understood that the Office of the Public Guardian's operating costs reduced as more people applied to register their Powers of Attorney and the process was simplified. Refund applications are now being accepted by the Office of the Public Guardian and applies to registrations of Powers of Attorney made between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017,
The amount of the refund is based on when the application to register the Power of Attorney was made, but it could be up to £54.00.
Refund applications are accepted online though the government website or by telephone through their dedicated refund team, however, refund applications must be made by 1st February 2021.
For further information about Powers of Attorney and the refund scheme, please contact David Killingworth or Stephen Parrott on 01773 599929.