The costs – personal, social, economic – of family breakdown are vast and underappreciated. This is a social justice issue. My article for the political website ConservativeHome … A friend of ours is an amazing woman who has brought up her now teenage children on her own, having split from the father soon after their […]
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.