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UK Finance

UK Finance is a trade association for the UK banking and financial services sector, formed on 1 July 2017. It represents around 300 firms in the UK providing credit, banking, markets and payment-related services. Formerly known as British Banking Association prior to merge 1 July 2017.



5th Floor
1 Angel Court

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7706 3333


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.



Archway Tower
2 Junction Road
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:


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.



PO Box 16185
B2 2WH

Phone: 0300 456 0300
Text phone: 0115 934 2778
Fax: 0870 739 5780


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:

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:

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

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