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Researching Reform

Welcome to the start of November and our question for this week.

Our Prime Minister David Cameron has just unveiled more details of plans to make all laws and policies “Family Friendly”. Having announced these plans in August of this year, we now have a clearer understanding of what making law and policy in the UK “Family Friendly” means.

The “Families Test” will require all Whitehall Initiatives to be measured against the impact they will have on the “formation of stable families”, parenting, caring duties and the risk of family breakdown or separation.

Civil servants handling initiatives will be asked to consider the following questions during the early stages of policy formulation before putting it to ministers and Parliament:

  • What impact will policies have on family formation?
  • What impact will policies have on families going through key transitions such as becoming parents, getting married, fostering or adopting, bereavement, redundancy…

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