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Labour vows to restore legal aid for benefits appeal cases if elected

 

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A Labour government will restore legal aid for people appealing against cuts to benefits such as universal credit, the shadow justice secretary, Richard Burgon, is to announce.

... Burgon argues that restoring such financial support would encourage the DWP to get decisions right first time, thereby reducing costs for the Ministry of Justice.

More: https://www.theguardian.com/law/2018/dec/04/labour-vows-to-restore-legal-aid-for-benefits-appeal-cases-if-elected