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British Bankers' Association

The BBA is the leading trade association for the UK banking and financial services sector. The BBA represents over 200 member banks from 60 countries on the full range of UK and international banking issues.

 

Address:

British Bankers' Association
Pinners Hall
105-108 Old Broad Street
London EC2N 1EX

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7216 8800
Email: info@bba.org.uk

 

Court of Protection

The Court of Protection (COP) was created under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. It makes decisions, and appoints other people to make decisions, for people who lack the capacity to do this for themselves. These decisions relate to the property and affairs, and healthcare and personal welfare of adults (and occasionally children) who lack capacity.

 

Address:

Archway Tower
2 Junction Road
London
N19 5SZ

Phone: 0300 456 4600
Text phone: 020 7664 7755

 

Department for Work and Pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is the government department responsible for welfare. It works with people of working age, employers, disabled people, pensioners, families and children, providing services through a number of executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies.

 

Official Website: www.dwp.gov.uk

Contacts: www.dwp.gov.uk/contact-us

Specific link: Guide for Agents, Appointees, Attorneys, and Deputies

 

Office of the Public Guardian

The Office of the Public Guardian supports and promotes decision making for those who lack capacity or would like to plan for their future. It can provide information about making a lasting power of attorney or applying to the Court of Protection.

 

Address:

PO Box 16185
Birmingham
B2 2WH

Phone: 0300 456 0300
Text phone: 0115 934 2778
Fax: 0870 739 5780
Email: customerservices@publicguardian.gsi.gov.uk

 

UK Government website: Directgov

Directgov is the official Government website that provides information on public services such as benefits, jobs, the environment, pensions and health services.

Official Website: www.direct.gov.uk

Specific links:

Mental capacity and planning ahead - information regarding Lasting and Enduring powers of attorney

Making decisions for someone else - information about Court of Protection orders/deputyships

Understanding the Mental Capacity Act

 

The National Archives

The National Archives is a United Kingdom government department and an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice. Their official website provides access to the original (as enacted) and revised versions of all UK legislation.

Official Website: www.legislation.gov.uk

Specific link: Powers of Attorney Act 1971 (includes Section 10. Effect of general power of attorney in specified form)

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