So it seems the government has decided to throw a little more money at Britain’s Mums and Dads. It has just announced £6.5 million in funding for seven voluntary organisations working with separated parents.
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A stay-at-home mother angered by childcare support reforms challenged Nick Clegg in a live radio phone-in this morning.
The Deputy Prime Minister was forced to defend the Coalition’s new plans for childcare support payments, which will not be available for non-working parents.
The government’s decision to restrict new childcare support payments planned for 2015 to working parents has drawn criticism from stay-at-home mothers.
Payments equalling 20 per cent of childcare costs up to a maximum of £6,000 will be
The government has published its much discussed gay marriage bill.
The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill 2012-13 will enable same sex couples to marry in civil ceremonies and give religious organisations the freedom to conduct gay marriages if they wish to do so.
The UK government is failing in its duty to protect children, the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) has claimed.
In a report entitled The State of Children’s Rights In England, CRAE examines the government’s track record on the implementation of 118 recommendations for the
The government does not plan to change the legal definition of adultery when gay marriage is legalised, according to an official government paper.
Adultery is currently defined legally as taking place between a man and a woman.
Fifty eight MPs and peers have signed an open letter opposing the government’s plans to introduce same-sex marriage legislation.
Thirty five Tory MPs and other parliamentarians in a cross-party alliance have put their names to the letter which was published in The Telegraph.
Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove has called for more adopters as the government introduces draft legislation designed to speed up the adoption process.
New figure reveal there are more than 4200 children available for adoption in the UK, a
In these cash strapped times and having suffered huge recent defeats at the polls, the government seems to be keeping its head down, which is a pity. Recession is a time of opportunity, and I believe those who are prepared to go for growth, rather than simply cutting budgets still tighter, will fight their way through.
International Women’s Day, on 8 March, celebrated the political, social and economic achievements of women. I was invited to appear on BBC Radio York on the day, to discuss if women really can “have it all”. Certainly, the stress and pressure …
Lord Justice Wall, the President of the Family Division, has said that cohabiting couples who split up should have legal rights to a possible share of property and money. In an interview with Frances Gibb of The Times and published today, Sir …
This is an expanded version of my latest Family Business column in Solicitors Journal. Darkness is cheap A family solicitor’s Christmas Carol, by Marilyn Stowe Christmas is now upon us and another year has flown by. Last night we sat in our …
Rights for cohabiting couples: how far will the government dare to go? By guest blogger Isabel Thornton
I have a personal interest in the Law Commission’s proposals to revamp the law for cohabiting couples, which would give cohabitees the same rights on death as married couples. As a cohabitee of almost six years, who has only recently agreed to …
An open letter to Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, Prime Minister. Dear Prime Minister, Joshua Rozenberg interviews the Chairman of the Law Commission in today’s Daily Telegraph. Three family law matters are touched upon: reform of ancillary relief …
The law needs changing – the Government must do more than tinker at the edges Although I believe that the increased number of unmarried couples has created problems that are not covered with existing legislation, I was startled to learn that …
Cut the red tape: why won’t politicians help cohabiting couples? I saw Baroness Thatcher on TV three times this weekend. I saw her twice on the Spitting Image reruns and laughed at the satirical takes on the absolute power she wielded over …
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