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It is about money, Norgrove who headed the report is an accountant with a background in pensions, he is a guy that historically is used by the powers that be to save money.
The report suggest applications should be dealt with in six months where as right now they can easily take a year or more, so with no new money how can the application be dealt with quicker?, courts are at breaking point right now, pulling legal aid will make a bad situation so much worse.
Judges report the number of people acting in person is growing all the time, right now it is not as bad as it could be because much of the work falls to the side with a solicitor, so next year there will be a huge increase with both parties acting alone, which for a judge is a nightmare.