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The Government is mindful of the importance of considering the impact of the legal aid proposals on different groups. In accordance with our duties under the Equality Act 2010 we have considered the impact of the proposals on individuals sharing protected characteristics in order to give due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful conduct, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations.
This equalities assessment was published as a part of the main consultation document. It is Annex K and starts on page 142. We are now considering all responses to the consultation and will update our assessment in light of any additional information.