18 Jul '11, 11am

Another legal aid provider bites the dust | Susan Steed on the fate of the Immigration Advisory Service

Another legal aid provider bites the dust | Susan Steed on the fate of the Immigration Advisory Service

Should we worry about the fact that within a year two of the biggest and most widely respected organisations providing immigration and asylum advice have closed down because they could not work within the current funding framework for legal aid? The Legal Services Commission don’t appear to be worried. This forms part of the new funding structure introduced following the Carter Review . It’s a step in the phased introduction of market mechanisms into the funding of legal aid. The idea is that other (private) providers can run this service better and they should be allowed to do so. If providers can’t make the funding work for them they must be inefficient. It’s all about opening up public services.

Full article: http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/2011/07/18/another-legal...

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