Domestic abuse in England and Wales

The House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper on domestic abuse in England and Wales. The report includes an overview of: the scope of the problem; the law concerning domestic abuse; progress made on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill following the consultation that closed 31 May 2018. Key recommendations from the consultation include: changes to the statutory definition of domestic abuse to replace 'financial abuse' with 'economic abuse', which includes access to basic resources like food and clothing.

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