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Commons committee propose changes to DA legislation

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1489792662097{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1489792637103{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1543308857906{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The Home Affairs Select Committee has recommended amendments to the government’s proposed Domestic Abuse Bill.

 

The suggested changes include:

 

• Funding refuges for survivors should be a statutory obligation, backed by national ring-fenced funds;

• Split payments for couples should be standard under the Universal Credit welfare system;

• Establishment of a national register of serial domestic violence perpetrators and serial stalkers;

• The government should consult on introducing paid leave for abuse victims;

• The proposed domestic abuse commissioner should also cover violence against women and girls;

• And finally, amending the title to Violence Against Women and Domestic Abuse Bill.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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