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David Cameron: Government will be more 'family friendly'

Government policy will be more "family friendly" from the autumn, under plans to be set out by David Cameron.

Assessing the impact of measures on families will become part of the formal Whitehall process from October, given the same status as issues such as cost effectiveness and the environment, the Prime Minister will announce in a speech today.

A doubling of taxpayer funding for relationship counselling to £19.5 million will also be announced.

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Couples argue over 'things the Government change'

It is "fabulous news" that the Government is recognising the importance of relationships - because they have the power to fix some of the most common problems couples face, the head of a relationship counselling service told Good Morning Britain.

Ruth Sutherland, chief executive of Relate, said that of the one million people they see a year, most couples are arguing over money or the impact of work on family life and that "these are things within the gift of government to do something about."

Relate are to see their taxpayer funding doubled as part of the Prime Minister's plans to support families.

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