Equality and Diversity Forum raises concerns about the massive cut in legal aid providers for Discrimination with the proposal to have only 3 providers in the country providing all the telephone and face to face advice.
"When the Act was announced, we welcomed the fact that discrimination law was to remain within scope. However, it appears that there will be very significant cuts in face-to-face advice under the Act. The Government are about to tender for the telephone gateway services as well as the face-to-face services. It appears that not only will they be putting discrimination through the telephone gateway but also significantly cutting the number of face-to-face providers down to only three, so that the same organisations will provide face-to-face as the telephone gateway. Here is a link to the Legal Services Commission (LSC) proposals: ..........................."