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What Impact Does The New "Bedroom" Tax Have On Separated Couples with children?

Published: 15 January 2013

Protests continue over the government's controversial changes to the Housing Benefit rules, the so-called 'bedroom tax', which will see the benefit reduced for an estimated 655,000 households living in social housing. Similar rules already exist for families renting in the private sector who claim Local Housing Allowance. 

Is Christmas A Catalyst For Divorce?

Published: 4 January 2013

"It's the most wonderful time of the year" – or so the song says, but for some families at Christmas, this isn't always the truth. Christmas is the time of year when we usually see our families the most, spending valuable time with our partners and children. For others, Christmas is not such a joyous occasion as it can highlight problems or a fractured relationship, which can lead to conversations about separation.

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