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. Formally known as British Banking Association prior to merge 1 July 2017.
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.
2 Junction Road
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
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
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: www.direct.gov.uk
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
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)