Category Archives: debt

Civil legal aid declines in a time of need

Date: 9th May 2014 Categories:

  Figures released today by LAG reveal a decline in the take-up of civil legal aid. Despite evidence of continuing need, LAG fears that either by accident or design the government seems to be presiding over a potentially fatal decline …

Low Commission Report Published

The independent commission established by LAG and led by the cross-bench peer Lord Low has published its report today, 9th January. The Commission is calling for urgent reforms to ensure ordinary people can get the help they need to deal …

Reprieve for debt advice

Date: 13th February 2011 Categories:

The government announced on Saturday (12 February) that it has found £27 million to continue funding face-to-face debt advice in Citizens Advice Bureaux and other charitable advice centres. The cash will pay for another year of the services, which were …

Debt advice strategy ‘deficient’

Date: 16th April 2010 Categories:

A report critical of the government’s strategy for debt advice has been published by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee. A total of £600m will have been spent on the strategy between 2004 and 2011, but ‘The Department for …

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