Legal Aid and the election

The economy is at the forefront of the upcoming election. All the political parties are caught in a budgeting trap of preserving some services...
The economy is at the forefront of the upcoming election. All the political parties are caught in a budgeting trap of preserving some services e.g. NHS, which means inevitable spending cuts on others, e.g. legal aid.

Labour indicated that legal aid would be subject to further cuts. The Conservatives would not confirm whether they would make cuts, but said they would initiate a review of legal aid. The Liberal Democrats have no firm plans as yet.

However, it does look like spending on social welfare law, including family law, will not be cut (or go up).

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