Families and social policy

Main

Welfare state

1940

Giving people benefits if they are unable to support themselves

The budget

1988

Thatcher stopped cohabiting couples claiming more tax allowance than married couples, stopping them claiming 2 and only 1 like married couples

Child support agency

1993

Forced absent Fathers to pay for their children

Back to basics

1993

Returning to traditional values

Family law act

1996

1 year waiting period before a divorce could happen

Supporting families

1998

New deal - get people off benefits and into work,one scheme was getting lone parents to attend annual interview about job opportunities

Working family tax credit - topping up the wages of parents going from benefits to low paid jobs

Sure start - "take all children out of poverty". Childcare scheme providing health and support for low income families

Every child matters

2005

SHEEP - Every child shall be: Safe, Healthy, Enjoy/Achieve, Economic, Positive contribution.

Health visitors

2010

Increasing health visitors to improve public health

Married couple's allowance

2013