Thank you to everyone who signed and supported our campaign against the cuts to Legal Aid. We've sent it to the Ministry of Justice and David Cameron at No 10. We hope it will make a real difference when they look at the reform proposals.
The Government proposes to make cuts to Legal Aid. These cuts will severely reduce the availibility of free legal advice in debt, welfare benefits, employment, housing and immigration law.
Research has shown that free advice not only helps 1/2 million of the most vulnerable in society each year but also saves the tax payers money in the long term (every £1.00 invested in Legal Aid provides a societal saving of at least £2.98).
The removal of this advice will have a negative impact on society at a time when the demand for free legal advice has never been higher.
We, the undersigned, request the Government do not reduce the provision of free legal advice in debt, welfare benefits, employment, housing and immigration law by independant advice agencies.
The Say NO to Legal Aid Cuts petition to Ministry of Justice, Government was written by Bristol Debt Advice Centre and is in the category Justice at GoPetition.