Regular readers will recall the delay in the introduction
of Part 1 of the ASB, Crime and Policing Act 2014 –
the civil injunction – to allow for “unavoidable and
necessary changes” to be made to the Legal Aid,
Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
At the time the Home Office said this should be completed by the end of January, subsequently extended to the end of March.
On 26 January Government published its response to the recently concluded consultation on changes in remunerating legal aid services considered necessary to enable the injunction to commence by announcing that the changes will come into force with the implementation of Part 1 in March. The consequential amendments to the remuneration schemes will be introduced through amendments to secondary legislation to coincide with this date.
The response which includes itemised details of all the relevant remuneration rates, is available to read here