OPG: Unlikely LPA timescales will return to 8 weeks anytime soon – Today’s Wills & Probate

According to Today’s Wills & Probate – It is “unlikely” that lasting power of attorney (LPA) application timescales will return to eight weeks anytime soon, the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has said.


Here’s the excerpt from that survey:

Speaking during a meeting with industry body the BEST Foundation, the OPG said demand has continued to increase since the spikes seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, with usual seasonal drops in demand failing to materialise and not anticipated anytime soon.

“There are still 1-2 Royal Mail Vans coming every day to collect all of the outgoing LPA packages,” said the OPG, who also said there are “small trends that point to times of the day that look better than others”.

They also pointed out that their Nottingham office recently lost a day of processing due to heavy rainfall causing their ceiling to collapse.


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