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The family law act 1996

Conservative- introduced a one year waiting period before you could divorce in case you changed your mind

2

Bedroom tax 2013

Coalition - charged families living in council houses for every spare bedroom they had
Two children under ten expected to share a room regardless of gender
Two children under 16 expected to share if same gender

3

Same sex marriage act 2014

Coalition

4

Changes to divorce law- now have to have counselling

Coalition

5

Matrimonial causes act 1984

Conservative- divorce process much quicker (1 year instead of 5)

6

Children act 1989

Conservative (Margaret thatcher) - previously if a child needed to be taken from their home, 2 weeks notice was needed. This act meant the safety of children was the courts priority

7

Protection from harassment act 1997

Labour (tony Blair) - couples could give restraining orders if there had been abuse. Victims are protected from any form of harassment

8

Civil partnership act 2004

Labour (tony Blair)- gave same sex couples the same recognition as heterosexual married couples
Differences: spouses possessions didn't automatically go to partner

9

Connexions 1999

New labour scheme to help young people into work

10

Sure start programme 1998

New labour- helped new parents (parenting classes)
Reduces the amount of culturally and materially deprived children

11

1991 the child support act

Conservative- if fathers left home, they had to pay money to the mothers to support children
Discourages fathers to leave

12

Equal pay act 1970

Conservative- no employee doing the same amount of work than another can be paid any less

13

Children in education until 18 2008

Labour (brown)

14

Divorce reform act 1971

Conservative- Widened the grounds for divorce - could now divorce due to irreconcilable differences and irretrievable breakdown

15

Legal aid and advice act 1949

Labour- Free legal advice and cheaper divorce

16

NHS 1949

Labour -clement Attlee

17

Changes to adoption laws- single people cab adopt

New labour