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Commons Women and Equalities Committee calls for reforms to cohabitation law

A group of cross-party MPs is demanding reforms to laws which, they say, leave cohabiting couples with 'inferior' protections to those who have formally married or have obtained a civil partnership. With cohabitating couples representing the fastest growing family type in England and Wales, the Women and Equalities Committee's new Report – The rights of cohabiting partners – highlights the risks faced, often by women, upon relationship breakdown or the death of a partner.

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