Power of Attorney

Need to set up a Power of Attorney or having trouble using one? Call 03700 100 444 from 1pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday or email moneybox@bbc.co.uk. Paul Lewis and a panel of experts will be ready to help.

If you're concerned that you're losing the ability to look after your financial or personal welfare, you might want to consider asking a trusted relative or friend to manage your affairs for you, by setting up a Power of Attorney.

You may have questions about the different types of Power of Attorney, the application process or when and how to active one.

How many people should you appoint and is it best if they make decisions separately or together?

Can you write a statement of preferences and restrictions or give guidance about how you want your attorney(s) to act?

What are the rules about payments and expenses for attorneys?

If you are acting as an attorney tell us about your experiences. Do you fully understand your responsibilities and is the process working well? If you run into difficulties why not ask our panel for advice.

To answer your questions, presenter Paul Lewis will be joined by:

Caroline Bielanska, Solicitors for the Elderly
Alan Eccles, Public Guardian England and Wales
Sandra McDonald, Public Guardian for Scotland

Call 03700 100 444 between 1pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday. Calls cost the same as 01 and 02 numbers, calls from mobiles may be higher. Or e-mail moneybox@bbc.co.uk now.

Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Diane Richardson.

Release date:

Available now

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 12 Jun 2013 15:00