The Law Commission published its report on Technical Issues in Charity Law in September 2017 following a public consultation.
Why is the OPG refunding fees?
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is the body that sets the OPG’s deputyship fees. A review conducted by the MoJ found that the costs of the OPG to supervise deputyships between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2015 did not match the fees that the MoJ had set.
Which fees will be refunded?
The scheme is applicable to fees paid to the OPG for deputyship assessments and annual supervisions that took place between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2015.
The refund scheme does not apply to the OPG Scotland, the Office of Care and Protection in Northern Ireland or the Court of Protection.
Who can make a claim?
Please note that current Deputies do not need to make an application, the OPG will be in touch and any overpaid fees will be refunded automatically.
Those that can make a claim are:
- Personal representatives acting on behalf of someone who had a deputy and is now deceased.
- Former deputyship clients who are now deemed to have capacity to make their own decisions.
How to make an application
To make an application, a form OPG108 will need to be completed. Applications can be made now until the 4 October 2022 deadline. Only one application form needs to be completed for each former client.
For more information
Changing charitable purposes and amending governing documents.
Charity registration financial thresholds.
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