The Court of Protection/OPG statistics for January to March 2016 are now out. They show that there were 141,667 Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) received in January to March 2016, the highest quarterly figure so far and up 18% on the same quarter for 2015. The MOJ (plausibly) puts the recent increases down largely to increased publicity and new online forms which have been introduced to make it simpler and faster to apply for LPAs. There were 3,511 EPAs registered in January to March 2016, down 14% on January to March 2015. There were 3,127 Deputyships appointed in January to March 2016, a decrease of 21% on the equivalent quarter in 2015.
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