Mothers’ Union march on Downing Street for victims of domestic violence

By Gavin Drake
Posted Nov 28, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] Members of the Mothers’ Union in Great Britain have delivered a petition to 10 Downing Street – the official residence of the U.K. Prime Minister – calling for changes to child maintenance rules for victims of domestic violence. Current regulations say that unless child maintenance payments are made direct to the parent with responsibility for bringing up the child, a four percent levy is imposed under what is known as the “collect and pay” system. This “could force survivors of domestic abuse to engage with a former partner, the very perpetrator who carried out the abuse against them,” the Mothers’ Union said.

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