Briefing: Residence Test

By: Scott Dawes  Published: July 2014


This briefing is on the introduction of the Residence Test and our concerns about it's effects on homeless families.

Summary

 The Government is seeking to introduce a residence test that will predetermine who is eligible for legal aid, regardless of personal circumstances. We are concerned that this proposal will leave families with children homeless and with no ability to challenge refusals to help them.

 

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