This briefing by Full Fact, the UK’s independent fact-checking charity, examines the claim that: “For every £1 spent on legal aid, the state saves £6”. The briefing concludes that: “This claim has evolved down a chain of several different pieces of research and should be treated with caution. Academics say that we need more research about the savings that spending on legal aid can bring.”

How much money does legal aid save the country?

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