On the anniversary of our launch, Paul Coleridge looks back over the solid achievements of the first year and says that “there is everything to play for”. Other items include reports of our recent research, details of our sell-out first national conference and a personal account from Harry Benson, our communications director, of how his own marriage came “back from the brink”.
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.