Over the weekend, the Prime Minister reaffirmed her commitment to encouraging “fathers to share caring roles more fairly, through initiatives such as shared parental leave, and promote schemes for mothers returning to work“. Giving fathers encouragement to get involved is excellent. Giving mothers opportunities to return to work, if and when they want to do so, […]
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.