Why the change is happening
The fee reduction has been made possible by the high number of applications OPG is processing and efficiencies which have driven down the cost of providing the service. Ministers hope that cutting fees will encourage even more people to take out LPAs, providing peace of mind for themselves and their families.
How this change affects LPA and EPA applications
LPA and EPA applications paid for* from 1 April 2017 onwards will be charged £82.
For those who recently submitted an LPA or EPA application with a payment of £110 that’s paid for* after 1 April 2017, the difference will be refunded to the individual who made the payment.
For those who applied through a third party such as a solicitor, the solicitor will be notified and the payment will be returned to the person who paid the original registration fee. The money will go directly into that person’s bank account.
*Clarification – entitlement to refunds:
If you paid online before 1 April but we received your LPA on or after 1 April you’ll still be entitled to a refund of the difference between £110 and £82.