As mentioned here, the week began with a disagreement between Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove and domestic violence charity Women’s Aid over whether or not domestic violence is a “life choice”. Now, I’m not going to
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The government has published a full response to last year’s consultation on child support regulations.
Supporting separated families; securing children's futures, published in July 2012, outlined changes to the payment of child support in England and Wales, and the transfer of existing
After threatening to do so for years, the prime minister has finally announced plans for some married couples to get tax breaks worth up to £200 a year. David Cameron said that four million couples (or about a third of all married
The government’s recently announced tax break for married couples has been denounced by campaigners and the Labour Party.
Under the proposals, announced in the Daily Mail on Saturday, couples in which neither pays tax at the higher rate tax payer would receive a tax break worth around £200 per year.
Although I have been married for much of my adult life, I have the greatest of respect for single parents. Raising children can be a challenge with a partner on hand to share the load – doing so solo, while also having to find or hold down a
The latest CSA statistics show the cases in which children are benefiting from child maintenance payment is at an all -time high.
The number of children living in poverty despite their single parent having a part time job has increased to almost one in three in a single year (31 per cent).
According to new figures from the Department for Work and Pensions, the previous
Planned changes to the UK child maintenance system could increase poverty and threaten the welfare of children, a charity has claimed.
A new report by social research charity the Nuffield Foundation into the maintenance arrangement of single parents on benefit suggests that around half of all private
The UK government’s methods of monitoring child maintenance are misleading, single parent charity Gingerbread has claimed.
In a new consultation on ways of increasing the accuracy of financial reporting, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced that it plans to continue
Given the concerns of many in relation to Child Support I am delighted to publish a guest post by Anna Pietrowski of Gingerbread, a long-established charity that supports single parent families.
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