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Cost family failure 2018 update

£51 bn – the Cost of Family Failure to the taxpayer is large and growing Relationships Foundation’s ‘Cost of Family Failure Index’ is now estimated to stand at £51 billion, up from £37 billion ten years ago. This very large figure represents the financial cost of failure in our family and relational lives together as […]


It’s time ctd

We believe that it is time to take family failure seriously. Indeed, we developed our Cost of Family Failure Index to illustrate this point. Substantial costs that once were borne within families are now an ever-growing charge to the public purse. Since we began the exercise in 2009 the estimated cost has risen from £37 billion to £ […]