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Porn sites age verification moves a step closer

12th Dec 2018
James Mildred

The introduction of age verification (AV) on pornographic websites moved a step closer late last night after Peers approved key regulations which are needed to ensure Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act comes into force.

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Peers set to debate porn sites age-verification

11th Dec 2018
Rachael Adams

Today the House of Lords are set to debate crucial online safety measures pertaining to the Digital Economy Act.

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BLOG: Why the Government’s divorce proposals are bad for children

7th Dec 2018
James Mildred

One of the main aims the Government has given for their proposals to radically alter divorce law in England and Wales by introducing ‘no fault’ divorce is to reduce the negative impact of divorce on children.

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Role of victim support crucial to prosecuting modern slavery successfully

7th Dec 2018
James Mildred

A new report has found that we cannot effectively address trafficking nor convict traffickers if we do not look after the victims.

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Why is British aid money being used to fund illegal abortions?

7th Dec 2018
James Mildred

Prominent pro-life campaigner Lord Alton has raised serious questions about the role of the UK in funding illegal abortions overseas and is calling for an urgent  inquiry to take place.

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BLOG: Government divorce proposals undermine marriage

6th Dec 2018
Jonathan Williams

With Brexit dominating the news agenda, it may seem as if the current debate about the Withdrawal Agreement is the Government’s sole focus.

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Gambling firms announce whistle-to-whistle sport betting ads ban

6th Dec 2018
James Mildred

Some of the UK’s largest gambling firms have reached a voluntary agreement to ban betting ads around live sporting events.

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Bookies caught letting under 18’s gamble on FOBTs

5th Dec 2018
Rachael Adams

An undercover investigation has found that bookies are not enforcing the law on gambling, by letting under-18s bet on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTS).

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MPs call for action on sex for rent scandal

29th Nov 2018
James Mildred

This week, MPs debated the worrying increase in sex for rent adverts after recent evidence of people offering free accommodation in return for sex.

WATCH: a real world example of family discrimination in our tax system

29th Nov 2018
James Mildred

Our friends at the Tax and the Family charity have published an interview with a one-earner family who talk about the ways in which the current tax system discriminates against them. UK is a cold place for families

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