Civil news: further extension to 2018 Standard Civil Contract

The 2018 civil contract will be extended to 31 August 2023.

Immigration will be extended for a shorter period and replaced with a stand-alone immigration specific contract. This will enable us to implement changes resulting from the Nationality and Borders Bill. The length of the extension will be communicated as soon as agreed.

The MoJ will be consulting in spring 2022 on new immigration fees as a result of the Nationality and Borders Bill. The new immigration contract will be tendered based on these proposals, once finalised.

How will the further extension work?

We will be writing to all current civil contract providers to confirm our intentions and formally issue extension offers.

2018 Standard Civil Contract

The Standard Civil Contract 2018 is the contract between the LAA and providers for the provision of face-to-face civil legal aid in England and Wales.

The standard terms underpin the commercial relationship between the LAA and providers.

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