Legal Aid Scheme: Fees and Charges

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 7 June 2022.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce an immediate 25 per cent increase in legal aid fees.

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The Government is consulting on a package of proposals which includes a 15% uplift on fees across most legal aid fee schemes. This, alongside the longer-term reforms we propose, will increase spend by up to £135m a year - taking expected criminal legal aid spend to £1.2 billion per year.

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