LSC to cut 600 jobs as part of cost-saving drive
The Legal Services Commission (LSC) is set to cut 600 staff and eight processing sites in an effort to cut back on administration expenses in the £2bn legal aid budget. The cuts, which were announced yesterday (4 November), will see a reduction in headcount at the LSC from 1,700 to 1,100 by 2010 as it streamlines processes and moves away from a largely paper-based processing system to an electronic one. The LSC currently spends approximately £90m on the administration of the legal aid scheme, but these measures are expected to reduce that total by £30m.
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