Disqualified from justice: legal aid means test
The research shows that people on incomes already 10% to 30% below the minimum income standard are being excluded from legal aid.
This means that poverty-hit families are being denied vital help to fight eviction, tackle severe housing disrepair and address other life-changing legal issues.
We are calling on the UK government to:
- restore the means test to its 2010 real-terms level, and
- conduct a review to consider what further changes are required to address the problems exposed by the report