11th April - Law News

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Today's video story: A secret recording that implicates the Bank of England in the Libor rigging scandal has been uncovered by the BBC's Panorama programme. Libor is the rate at which banks lend money to each other and it sets a benchmark for mortgages and loans for regular customers. The 2008 recording adds to evidence the central bank repeatedly pressured commercial banks during the financial crisis to push their Libor rates down.

Focus of the day story:  Cuts to legal aid for prisoners ruled unlawful. Campaigners win court of appeal battle against 2013 limits introduced by Chris Grayling in three out of five categories. Full story - Guardian Law

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