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Assessing the government’s new immigration bill

Assessing the government’s new immigration bill

by Andrew Scott On the 10th October, the Coalition government introduced a new immigration bill, with its main aim of tackling illegal immigration. It aims to make it easier to identify illegal immigrants by extending powers to search for passports, to examine fingerprints and to implement embarkation controls. The bill will cut the number of […]

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Cohabitation in the 21st Century by John Hayward & Guy Brandon

Cohabitation in the 21st Century by John Hayward & Guy Brandon

  The nature of cohabitation in the UK presents a rapidly changing landscape. This report provides an up-to-date analysis of cohabitation statistics, using the most recent British Household Panel Survey data. It shows that cohabitation is a less stable form of relationship today than it was 15 years ago and is generally short-lived. This is […]

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The UK Marriage Index 2009 by Jubilee Centre Research Team

The UK Marriage Index 2009 by Jubilee Centre Research Team

  Asserting that ‘Marriage is as important as the economy to the nation’s overall health,’ the Jubilee Centre has conducted an analysis of a range of fundamental measures to generate a single figure that reveals the overall health of marriage in the country: 61.3% – down from 85% in 1970. The UK Marriage Index, comparable […]

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Time poverty is destroying family life

Time poverty is destroying family life

John Alexander, March 2005 Although greeted with scornful and derisive laughter, we in the Keep Sunday Special Campaign tried hard in the 80s and 90s to convince the country that the destruction of Sunday as a day of rest and recreation would have terrible consequences. We argued that it would damage society in a way […]

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