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CARE warmly welcomes the fact that Parliament has today voted for the provision of transferable allowances for married couples and encourages MPs to support a move towards a fully transferable allowance as soon as possible. The transferable allowance, which will allow a non-working spouse to transfer 10% of their tax allowance to their working spouse, […]

CARE’s European Representative, David Fieldsend, is attending the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly plenary session in Strasbourg this week.  He is delighted to be able to report that this influential Assembly has now followed the example set by the European Parliament in February and passed a resolution advocating the so-called ‘Nordic Model’ of legislation for […]

CARE welcomes the news that Peers from across all parties have voted to introduce child trafficking guardians this afternoon in an amendment to the Immigration Bill in the House of Lords. Following pressure from a coalition of charities including CARE, Peers have voted by 282 to 184 to give greater protection to trafficked children who, […]

The social policy charity CARE has warmly welcomed today’s Budget announcement on the introduction of a transferable allowance for married couples which means family responsibility will be recognised within the tax system for the first time since 2000. However, the charity warns of continued discrimination against one-earner families perpetuated by successive Coalition Budgets. CARE’s Chief […]

Charity Chief Executive calls for consultation to be put on hold pending investigation into public safety concerns New polling released by the charity CARE this morning supports the concern expressed by MPs yesterday afternoon that the Government is rushing ahead with its plans to allow the creation of three-parent children without public support or the […]

Britain must have a more family-sensitive tax system to make work pay and to promote fairness A new report published today by the social policy charity CARE analyses the tax burden placed on families across the OECD and concludes that the British tax system effectively undermines work incentives and punishes one-earner families. Undermining of work […]

CARE supports newly published recommendations from MPs which would make the purchasing of sexual services a criminal offence in a bid to assist vulnerable women and children seeking to exit prostitution. The social policy charity welcomes the recognition of the exploitative nature of prostitution in the Shifting the Burden Report launched today by the All […]

The Government’s current approach to child internet safety is fundamentally flawed because it relies on an email system of notification to parents after a computer’s filters have already been disabled which is dangerously ineffective according to a new opinion poll. CARE’s latest polling in conjunction with ComRes exposes the weakness of the system behind the […]

CARE welcomes the news that the Government is to launch pilot advocacy projects to provide assistance to child victims of trafficking. Nola Leach, Chief Executive of CARE said: “CARE has been urging the Government  to introduce a system of child trafficking guardians to provide this kind of advocacy support for child victims of trafficking.  As […]

For the first time the Government has publicly acknowledged the need to address concerns about the delivery of self-exclusion for problem gamblers online. The following day a survey found that one in six young men in England reported one or more of the signs of problem gambling last year. Speaking at the end of the […]