Remuneration Awards to include VAT

Sep 29, 2021

Section 68(6) outlines that remuneration payable to financial guardians shall be fixed by the Public Guardian depending on the value of the adult’s estate. The amount awarded is the total sum that may be taken.  

Therefore please note that from 01 November 2021 professional guardians charging VAT on their goods and services must take VAT from the amount that is awarded. This is not a change in process, as our legal advisors have confirmed that VAT should never have been added. What we are doing now is clarifying the situation on our guidance documentation.

If an account has already been lodged with us, then we will approve VAT on the previous award of remuneration.

In summary, from 01 November 2021 professional guardians cannot take more than the sum awarded by the Public Guardian.