Legal aid cuts damage advice charities

Research from the University of Liverpool has shown that cuts to legal aid are having a negative effect on charities that provide advice about benefits claims and debt to those in need.

The cuts have caused charities like the Citizens Advice Bureau to adopt shorter opening hours, reduce eligibility for their services and provide less specialised information.

The study found that 91% of charity advice workers feel they are providing a poorer service following the cuts.

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