2014 Report details for project: Legal Aid Reform Implementation

Project name: Legal Aid Reform Implementation - there are 3 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015
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Organisation: MOJ (D18) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: The aim of the Legal Aid Reform Implementation Programme is to implement parts of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act on 1 April 2013. The intention of these reforms are to discourage people from resorting automatically to lawyers whenever they face a problem, to ensure taxpayer funding for legal advice and representation is reserved for the most serious issues, and that where funding is made available the service provides value for money. This included a reduction in the number of categories of claim on state funds, as well as a reduction in the fee rates which are paid to claimants’ legal representatives. Savings of £320m/annum from the legal aid budget are being projected by the end of the current spending review period. Civil, family and criminal proceedings will all be affected.
DCA (RAG): Green
DCA text: The Green status reflects that the project has closed and is currently planning its post implementation review.
Start date: 2011-04-01
End date: 2013-10-31
Schedule text: The changes were implemented on schedule on 1 April 2013. The project has been closed and a post implementation review will take place shortly.
Baseline: £2.80m
Forecast: £2.80m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Not applicable.
Whole Life Cost: £19.06m
WLCost text: Not applicable.
Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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