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I have been raising the injustice of co-habiting parents being denied Bereavement Support Benefits since March 2017. Following the recent court ruling that co-habitees with children should have the same bereavement benefits as those who are married, I urged the UK Government Minister to apologise to all those bereaved parents who have chosen not to marry and who have suffered financial hardship as a result following the death of their partner. It is time for the UK Government to move quickly to ensure this injustice is retrospectively corrected for all those affected.

Please click below to hear my contribution and the Minister’s response.

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