The Domestic Abuse Bill Second Reading

Yesterday, the historic Domestic Abuse Bill came back to Parliament after far too much unecessary delay from the government.

Parliament now has an opportunity to deliver the crucial changes needed to improve the lives of both the victims and survivors of domestic abuse across our country. This is an issue I’ve been campaigning on for a long time now and I’m really pleased that we’re finally seeing progress on this.

One particular issue I raised was single benefit payments going to couples, which can make life even more difficult for vulnerable people who are victims of domestic abuse. Having a split-payment provision to safeguard against such financial control can help prevent domestic abuse worsening and even save lives.

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