News round-up: Child support changes could hit lone parents

Child support changes could hit 25% of lone parents, warns charity
Changes to the way lone parents receive child support could see a quarter falling through the system, a charity warned on the day government reforms come into effect.

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Rape victims have to pay when calling for help
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has said new Government-funded Sexual Assault Referral Centres across the country will improve the support given to victims.

Read this story in The Daily Telegraph

Repossession threat to 500,000 families as credit crunch hits home
The number of families at risk of losing their home could rise nearly fourfold as the credit crunch bites, the Bank of England has warned.

Read this story in The Daily Mail

Brown warns of unemployment rise
Gordon Brown warned of increasing unemployment on Monday as he defended plans to raise government borrowing to mitigate the impact of the looming recession.

Read this story in The Financial Times

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