Spotlight
Family Law Awards 2020
Shortlist announced - time to place your vote!
Court of Protection Practice 2020
'Court of Protection Practice goes from strength to strength, having...
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance Tenth Edition
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance is an authoritative specialist text...
Spotlight
Latest articles
CB v EB [2020] EWFC 72
(Family Court, Mostyn J, 16 November 2020)Financial Remedies – Consent order – Application for set aside – Property values left husband with lower sums than anticipated – FPR...
No right (as yet) to be married legally in a humanist ceremony: R (on the application of Harrison and others) v Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWHC 2096 (Admin)
Mary Welstead, CAP Fellow, Harvard Law School, Visiting Professor in Family Law, University of BuckinghamIn July 2020, six humanist couples brought an application for judicial review on the...
Controlling and coercive behaviour is gender and colour blind but how are courts meeting the challenge to protect victims
Maryam Syed, 7BRExamining the most recent caselaw in both family and criminal law jurisdictions this article discusses the prominent and still newly emerging issue of controlling and coercive domestic...
Roma families face disadvantage in child protection proceedings
Mary Marvel, Law for LifeWe have all become familiar with the discussion about structural racism in the UK, thanks to the excellent work of the Black Lives Matter movement. But it is less recognised...
The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ – obligations and scope for change
Helen Brander, Pump Court ChambersQuite unusually, two judgments of the High Court in 2020 have considered financial provision for adult children and when and how applications can be made. They come...
View all articles
Authors

Calls for Chancellor to avoid 'Break-up Budget'

Sep 29, 2018, 21:29 PM
Slug : Budget-familylaw19032012-632
Meta Title :
Meta Keywords :
Canonical URL :
Trending Article : No
Prioritise In Trending Articles : No
Date : Mar 19, 2012, 10:10 AM
Article ID : 98089
The Family and Parenting Institute (FPI) has called on the Chancellor to avoid delivering a "Break-Up Budget" on Wednesday that could threaten the stability of family life.
The family charity reports that financial pressures can increase conflict within couples, contributing to relationship breakdown. Statistics released at the end of 2011 show that divorces in England and Wales increased for the first time in 8 years, with experts pointing to the UK's economic problems as a major contributing factor.
Further research released in January shows that a couple without children would see their income drop by 0.9% by 2015, equivalent to £215 a year. However, a couple with two children would see their income fall by 4.2%, making them £1250 a year worse off by 2015.
A Treasury spokeswoman defended the Government's plans: "If the deficit is not tackled now, the impact on families will be worse ... There is nothing fair about running huge budget deficits and burdening future generations with debts we cannot afford to pay. This has meant tough decisions, but the government has made them in the fairest way, taking real action to benefit families in all aspects of their lives."
Dr Katherine Rake, Chief Executive of FPI, has urged George Osborne to protect families in his 2012 Budget: "Families are deeply anxious over the government's austerity programme. They are being hit by a raft of painful measures, including changes to tax credits, the scrapping of the Child Trust Fund, the end of universal Child Benefit, and the proposed housing cap ... The Chancellor has taken so much away from family pockets. Now it's time for him to give something back. The Budget 2012 must be one which strengthens family life - not a Break-Up Budget."
Categories :
  • News
Tags :
couple_conflict
Provider :
Product Bucket :
Recommend These Products
Load more comments
Comment by from