New analysis by Justice for All reveals housing and debt advice, received under legal aid, will not be available at all in a third of areas in England and Wales.
Joanna Lumley re-entered the political fray today when she unveiled a campaign calling for government to rethink their proposed cuts to legal aid, reports Will Horwitz.
Will Horwitz reports on the increase in opposition to the government’s cuts to legal aid.
The prime minister’s blustering attack on people committing benefit fraud yesterday highlighted the growing gap between work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith’s increasingly nuanced line on the issue and the rest of government’s determination to milk the potential of a ‘government cracks down on benefit cheats’ headline for all it’s worth.
The Conservatives have followed Labour’s lead in proposing even harsher sanctions for people accused of benefit fraud. This punitive approach is counterproductive.
There is now a fairly substantial body of evidence showing the ill effects of income inequality on society, but not yet much consensus on what to do about it, particularly given the public’s seemingly contradictory attitude towards the issue; that was the message coming out from last night’s Smith Institute and One Society event, held in the [...]
Communities featured have voiced fears the programme will focus ghoulishly on the negative, ignoring the positive, playing into the Broken Britain narrative.