Chancellor George Osborne today promised ?20m a year in new funding for the not-for-profit advice sector over the next two years. The sum was immediately and widely condemned as being not enough to replace shortfalls left by spending cuts.

The announcement, in today?s budget, makes available ?20m in 2013-14, and again in 2014-15 to support the not-for-profit sector as it adapts to changes in the way it is funded.

A Law Society spokesman dismissed the extra funding as ?simply not enough?.

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