Following the landmark Supreme Court ruling which saw an unmarried woman win bereavement benefit, the rights of cohabiting couples are changing
When two of my closest friends recently told me they were having a baby I was over the moon for them. I was chatting to my mum about it and she asked me if they were married yet or whether they were planning to get married. They weren't but I couldn't understand why it mattered. That same week there was a landmark court ruling in the case of a mother of four who was denied bereavement benefits because she had not been married. After losing her partner to cancer, Siobhan McLaughlin was told that...
Quarter of single pensioners dependent on state
Following appointment of Maurice Tulloch