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The UK government is making plans to address inflation and grow the economy. The legal services sector is ready to play its part.
A strong legal services sector is vital to the economy – worth £60 billion annually.
We are calling on the government to:
Our proposed reforms would build on the existing economic strengths of our profession, while allowing for greater productivity and economic potential of SMEs with minimal cost to the government.
By implementing the changes and policies outlined in this submission, legal services, from the high street legal practice to the global law firm, can rapidly be unleashed to help drive innovation and widespread economic growth across all our communities.
The chancellor will present his spring budget on 6 March 2024.