The ability of individuals to resolve their legal problems is vital to a just society. We are committed to ensuring legal aid and other forms of legal support are available to those who need it.
Legal aid for early advice continues to be available in a wide range of cases and last year nearly £100m of public money was spent on early legal advice in civil cases.
We are conducting an evidence-based review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, to assess the changes made against their objectives. We will publish our findings this year.