OPG Update

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The OPG has announced its fee increases following the consultation which took place earlier in the year. With effect from 1 October 2011 the new fees are as follows:

  • An increase in the LPA/EPA Application to Register fee from £120 to £130.
  • The introduction of a new ‘Repeat Application Fee’ of £65 each time an LPA is resubmitted to the OPG within 3 months of the invalid application being sent back to the applicant.
  • The cessation of the production of LPA office copies by the OPG, except in extreme and limited circumstances, and for a fee of £35.
  • The removal of the Application to search the Registers fee.
  • The replacement of Type 1, 2A and 2 supervision fees with a flat fee of £320.
  • The introduction of an administration fee of £35 (to which exemptions will be available) for those requiring the minimal level of supervision.
  • The rise of the maximum threshold of capital for those cases qualifying for minimal supervision from £16,000 to £21,000 over a period of 4 years.
  • The introduction of a new Fee Remissions policy of 50% for those who have a gross income of up to £12,000.
  • The renaming of a number of OPG Fees in order to make it clearer what they cover.

The Government’s Response is available to view on the Ministry of Justice Website via the below link:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/consultations/consultation-CP16-10.htm

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