Women are being urged to take extra precautions to ensure a financially stable retirement as research from the Office for National Statistics reveals that one in three marriages in the UK now end in divorce by the fifteenth anniversary.
Traditionally, women have often relied on a partner for financial security in retirement as they are traditionally more likely to accept family care responsibilities and part-time working hours. However, as the divorce rate in the UK continues to rise,…Read More
New research conducted by the Office for National Statistics has revealed that the number of cohabiting couples has almost doubled since 1996, swelling from 1.5m to 2.9m over a period of 16 years. In addition, the total amount of children being brought up by unmarried cohabiting parents has also doubled and now stands at almost two million, while the number of married couples has fallen by 457,000 over the same period.
In 26.4 million households across the UK, six out of ten British…Read More
This November, solicitors from across the UK are offering to write wills in return for a donation to Will Aid. Founded in 1988, Will Aid has raised over £11 million from its annual fundraising initiatives and last year raised a record-breaking £2.1 million, donated to nine of the UK’s leading charities.
As well as harnessing the legal skills of thousands of solicitors to raise money for charities including ActionAid and the NSPCC, the scheme also encourages and helps people to write a…Read More
With the Government backing plans to legalise homosexual weddings by a proposed deadline of 2015, there are concerns about the effect of the law change on society. Attention has specifically focused on teachers, parents of school children and vicars or priests if they oppose same-sex marriage.
Legal reform, if introduced, would demand that refusal to comply with lesson plans involving stories or textbooks promoting same-sex weddings would be sufficient grounds for dismissal of…Read More