Legal Opinion: Advisory Services

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 22nd September 2020.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the news story, Chancellor sets out extra £750 million coronavirus funding for frontline charities, published on 8 April 2020, how much of the £5.4 million allocated to support the legal advice sector during the covid-19 outbreak has been (a) allocated to and (b) received by organisations.

Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The not-for-profit advice sector organisations in local communities across the country play an essential role in helping people resolve their legal problems.

This is why we have made £5.4m available to fund not-for-profit providers of specialist legal advice across England and Wales during the pandemic.

Of the £5.4m allocated to non-for-profit providers of specialist legal advice to support the legal advice sector, to date, £4.7m has been received by organisations, with the remaining funds to be distributed to recipients by the end of October.

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