Mordaunt launches fund to help isolated and marginalised women return to work.

Victims of domestic abuse, homelessness or substance abuse, will be supported to return to work by a new government fund, launched this week (7 Feb) by the Minister for Women and Equalities Penny Mordaunt. Read the full details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mordaunt-launches-fund-to-help-isolated-and-marginalised-women-return-to-work

Today’s laws need to catch up with the ways many people choose to live their lives.

There are all sorts of reasons why people may choose not to marry. We know there are three million opposite-sex couples that cohabit but are not married. These couples support a million children but do not have the security or legal protection that married or same-sex couples enjoy. These couples also do not have the chance to benefit from the same things that others enjoy, benefits such as shared personal allowances for income tax, “marriage allowance” and pension security in the event of a bereavement and they may be unable to enjoy a partnership that is more closely aligned with their individual attitudes or beliefs. The ability for couples to formalise their relationship is important to

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