The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill 2022-2023 proposes to end legal proceedings concerning Troubles-related conduct and provide conditional immunity from prosecution for those who cooperate with investigations conducted by a newly established Independent Commission for Reconciliation and Information Recovery. It was introduced in the House of Commons on 17 May 2022. Second reading is scheduled for 24 May.
The updated version of this briefing paper is entitled Children: parental responsibility – how it’s gained and lost, and restrictions (England and Wales).
A Westminster Hall debate on 'Reforming the Child Maintenance Service' is scheduled for 19 May 2022 at 1.30pm. Marion Fellows MP will open the debate.
In general married couples are taxed as individuals, though a minority of older couples & civil partners may still claim a 'married couple's allowance'. Since 6 April 2015 individuals have been entitled to transfer part of their personal tax allowance to their spouse or civil partner, if neither they nor their partner are higher rate taxpayers.