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The FDA has sent its petition for justice to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, ahead of the government’s spending review later this month.
TUC Congress delegates have voted unanimously to support the FDA’s Manifesto for Justice campaign.
FDA National Officer Steven Littlewood responds to the recent 'crime week' funding announcement.
FDA National Officer Steven Littlewood explained that the Crown Prosecution Service will need more than £85 million if Prime Minister Boris Johnson wishes to see a steep increase of prosecutions to with the increase of police officers.
It's "a start," FDA National Officer Steven Littlewood argued, "but it shouldn't be treated as an end."
Almost 900 messages have been sent to the new Prime Minister, calling on him to save UK justice.
The union has protected pay and pensions throughout the Ministry of Justice’s grading review project, and continues its work to address members’ other concerns.
The campaign demands a properly resourced Crown Prosecution Service; no more legal aid cuts; investment in digital disclosure; and competitive pay and fees.
The FDA's Manifesto is endorsed by the Bar Council and the Law Society.
“While disclosure has become more time consuming since 2010, the budget of the CPS has fallen by 25% in the same period,” the Manifesto explains.
The document and its accompanying petition explain how to save the UK Criminal Justice System.