Liverpool is the most deprived area in England, with 51% of its districts within the most deprived in the country. Significant reforms to social welfare programmes will have a disproportionate impact on Liverpool, due to high rates of benefits claims and widespread deprivation. A recent study of the amount that the major reforms will take out of the local economy per working age adult placed Liverpool joint 7th nationwide, with a loss of £700 per annum per working age adult. How charities respond to the civil legal aid cuts will be crucial in determining access to justice for society’s most vulnerable people, especially in deprived areas such as Liverpool.

The impact of Legal Aid Cuts on Advice-Giving Charities in Liverpool: First results

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