A new public body set up by the government to educate consumers on personal finance, money, debt and pensions may be asked to consider whether a ban on pro bono solicitors providing consumer credit advice should be relaxed.

Pro bono charity LawWorks says the prohibition arises from unintended consequences of secondary legislation under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

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