pound;30bn divorce bill

22nd September 2000 at 01:00
DIVORCE costs Britain pound;30 billion a year in extra welfare payments, poorer health, lower productivity and higher crime, says the organisation, Family Matters.

The figure is three times that estimated by the Goverment. But Paul Boateng, the Home Office Minister, insisted at a conference organised by Family Matters that he believed marriage was the still the framework most likely to produce successful relationships.

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