New Marriage Foundation analysis of the latest ONS divorce statistics for England and Wales show the divorce rate has fallen back to pre-1975 levels. The finding flies in the face of the conventional wisdom that divorce rates have escalated year-on-year. In fact, the divorce rate, which measures how many of those who marry ultimately divorce, […]
Family breakdown costs £50bn a year
When couples split up, families move from one to two households. Poverty is a common outcome that affects children. Six out of ten lone parents are supported by the state compared to one out of ten couple parents. That's where most of the £50bn is spent.