The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is handling a refund scheme for anyone overcharged for lasting power of attorney fees between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017.
Customers could be entitled to a partial refund with potential for £89 million to be recovered by customers overcharged during these dates.
According to the MoJ, the process to register for enduring powers of attorney became more efficient during this period and as a result, operating costs for the Office of the Public Guardian came down. However, the fee charged for the application did not reduce in line with this. The fee was subsequently lowered by the MoJ, a change which came into effect 1st April 2017.
For further information and details of how to apply visit https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund