The Invisible | Legal Aid Fact #2

Inspired by The Invisible, our upcoming production about the human impact of cuts to legal aid, here’s the next Legal Aid Fact in our series of stats about what cuts to the legal aid system really mean. Check out the first fact here.

In 2013-2014, 1500 people applied for exceptional case funding, just 69 were successful.

Exceptional case funding was intended as a safety net to try to ensure that people who really need it still get legal assistance in non-criminal cases. It can provide civil legal aid in cases that mightn’t otherwise qualify, but where denying it would be a breach of someone’s human or EU law rights.

When it was introduced the Government estimated that around 5000 applications would be granted per year. 1500 people applied in 2013-2014. Only 69 people were granted assistance. That’s under 5%. The rate of successful applications has been increasing in every quarter since the scheme began.

*From Full Fact data.

The world premiere production of The Invisible by Rebecca Lenkiewicz runs from 3 July – 15 August here at the Bush, find out more about the play here.

Join the discussion @bushtheatre

RT @CAdofo: 19.8.21 Save The Date 🙌🏿 I'll be in conversation w/ Love of Culture for an evening celebrating all things Afrobeats at @bushthe
Sutoyé | #EndSars
@RuthSutoye
30 Jul
RT @bushtheatre: ‘A rallying cry for change’ Broadway World It's not long before @TravisAlabanza's hilarious and devastating smash-hit Ove…
Bechdel Theatre
@BechdelTheatre
29 Jul
RT @SpeakbeatCltv: ‼️ ARTIST CALL OUT ‼️ We are looking for spoken word artists and performers to join us IRL on 18TH AUGUST @bushtheatre
The Poets & Poetry Show
@PoetsAndPoetry
29 Jul
RT @The_Upcoming: #theatre We saw Lava at Bush Theatre: One of the best London plays to debut this year ★★★★★ https://t.co/TdRLAzf4ur @bush
Benedict Lombe
@benelombe
29 Jul
RT @bushtheatre: ‘A rallying cry for change’ Broadway World It's not long before @TravisAlabanza's hilarious and devastating smash-hit Ove…
Emer O Connor
@EmerOConnorTell
29 Jul