Legal Aid

Londoners will fare worst from legal aid cuts – survey

PUBLISHED January 11, 2012

Londoners will be hit hardest by the government?s planned legal aid cuts, a survey published by the Legal Action Group (LAG) has found.

It has calculated that the capital will lose ?9.33m under the proposed reforms in funding for housing, employment, debt, welfare benefits and immigration advice. This will remove advice from 77,000 people - costing the taxpayer ?55m in knock-on costs, the survey disclosed.

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