Archive: Children And Family

Hunt: 'The state shouldn't support that'

Hunt: The govt won't pay for your children

Benefit claimants should not expect the state to fund their large families, Jeremy Hunt has warned.

  • Accessing the child database: Asking for trouble?

    Child database closed

    The child database Contactpoint has been closed, leading to celebrations among privacy activists.

  • Public spending cuts threaten the stretched foster system

    Care services can't cope since Baby P

    A "chronic shortage" of foster services since the death of Baby P may put children in danger unless more foster carers are recruited soon, a leading foster charity has warned.

  • Marriage tax allowance is a coalition stumbling block

    Marriage 'doesn't help relationships'

    Conservative plans to introduce a marriage tax break have been challenged by a thinktank report arguing marriage is not decisive in making relationships more stable.

  • Nick Clegg confronts Tories' marriage tax policy in Mail article

    Clegg turns against child benefit

    Nick Clegg has embraced the Conservatives' anti-benefits agenda as the government launches a childhood and families task force.

  • Yvette Cooper, chief secretary to the Treasury, attended the press conference with Peter Mandelson and Ed Balls, her husband.

    Peppa Pig cancels date as Labour focuses on policy

    Gordon Brown's attempts to concentrate on policy today were derailed when a planned appearance by Peppa Pig, a children's cartoon character, was cancelled to avoid controversy.

  • Shaun Bailey

    Conservative candidate charity money missing

    A charity run by Shaun Bailey, the Conservative candidate Hammersmith and Shepherds' Bush in west London, could be investigated by the Charity Commission after it was discovered £16,000 was missing from its accounts.

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