Family and Marriage

Monthly archive

child with its mum

New study reveals the damaging effect of divorce on children’s mental health

17th Jan 2019
James Mildred

A study from researchers at University College London has revealed the damaging impact that divorce has on children’s mental health.

Two adults walking with a child in between them all holding hands

MPs debate UK’s anti-family tax system

17th Jan 2019
James Mildred

On Wednesday 16 January, MPs debated the ways in which the current tax system in the UK discriminates against families during a debate in Westminster Hall. Making Work Pay report published

Family of three

MPs to debate “anti-family” tax system today

16th Jan 2019
Rachael Adams

Today (16 January) MPs will use a Westminster Hall debate to urge the Government to make the tax-system fairer for families by reducing the crippling tax burden families’ face.

white and black wedding ring and boxes

BLOG: Why the Government’s divorce proposals are bad for children

7th Dec 2018
James Mildred

One of the main aims the Government has given for their proposals to radically alter divorce law in England and Wales by introducing ‘no fault’ divorce is to reduce the negative impact of divorce on children.

Married couples holding hands

BLOG: Government divorce proposals undermine marriage

6th Dec 2018
Jonathan Williams

With Brexit dominating the news agenda, it may seem as if the current debate about the Withdrawal Agreement is the Government’s sole focus.

WATCH: a real world example of family discrimination in our tax system

29th Nov 2018
James Mildred

Our friends at the Tax and the Family charity have published an interview with a one-earner family who talk about the ways in which the current tax system discriminates against them. UK is a cold place for families

Wellington Boots Family

New report: Individualistic tax system is crippling UK one-earner families

31st Oct 2018
Rachael Adams

Tax burden on one-earner married families with two children 30 per cent greater than the OECD average.

Mum and daughter

ONS figures reveal massive economic value of stay-at-home spouses

11th Oct 2018
Jonathan Williams

Stay-at-home spouses contribute thousands of pounds a year to the economy according to new figures from The Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Lord Farmer

Conservative peer calls on Government to focus on strengthening families

5th Oct 2018
Jonathan Williams

Senior Conservative Peer, Lord Farmer, has called on the Government not to buck its responsibility but to undertake work to strengthen families and prevent family breakdown.

married couple

CARE talks about the importance of marriage

3rd Oct 2018
Rachael Adams

The Government has announced that they will seek to extend civil partnerships to couples of the opposite sex. CARE Spokesperson James Mildred said: