Millions saved by preventing claimants getting legal help

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Figures released by the government last week show just how much money has been saved by stopping legal help for most benefits issues.

Last month we revealed that legal aid for disability benefits cases has plummeted by 99% since George Osborne imposed massive cuts on the legal aid system in 2013. The number of cases where legal aid was granted fell from 29,801 in 2011/12 to just 308 in 2016/17.

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