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Legal Aid at 65

To coincide with the 65th anniversary of the modern legal aid system on the 30 July 2014 LAG is publishing the results of opinion polling research which shows a lack of public support for the governments cuts to legal aid.

The fieldwork for the two polls were carried out by the independent research company Ipsos-Mori. The first poll was conducted in April last year, the month in which the LASPO Act cuts were brought in, with a follow-up poll conducted in April this year. Both polls used a sample group of just over 1000 members of the public and were undertaken as part of the regular public opinion polling exercise which Ipsos- MORI runs.

Results show that the number of people who agreed tha the legal aid budget should be cut to reduce the government spending deficit fell from 34% in 2013 to 23% in 2014.

Read the blog post Changing the Story on Legal Aid

Download  the full report Legal Aid at 65: is the government losing the argument over cuts?  here