The Low Commission on the Future of Advice and Legal Support launched on 4 December 2012. The Commission, chaired by Lord Colin Low, will develop a strategy for access to advice and support on Social Welfare Law in England and Wales.
The Commission's consultation period has now ended. The Commission will publish its final report in January 2014.
The Commission’s work covers: asylum, benefits, community care, debt, education (including special educational needs), employment, housing and immigration. The Commission will take a wide view of its brief, looking at ways of reducing demand for advice and legal support in these areas, as well as investigating new approaches to delivery and funding.