Surge in divorces among the over-60 "silver separators" despite drop in overall rate of couples splitting up

Surge in divorces among the over-60 'silver separators' despite drop in overall rate of couples splitting up | UPDATED: 23:41 GMT, 20 December 2012 The number of older people whose marriages collapse when they reach their 60s has risen sharply, official figures have revealed. Even though divorce overall has become less common, the rate of break-ups among the ‘silver separators’ has soared in the past ten years, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

Autumn Statement: George Osborne launches tax raid on the wealthy and cap benefits at 1% for the next three years

Osborne bashes benefits: Increases capped at just ONE PER CENT for three years after full toll of 'worst economic shock since WW2' is revealed Chancellor uses Autumn Statement to say working age benefits will no longer sie in line with inflation, with 60% of families affected Austerity to last until 2018 with economy forecast to SHRINK this year 2008 economic crash was worse the worst since World War TwoFuel duty rise of 3p planned for 2013 abandonedWealthy see tax break on pensions cut to raise 1billionPerformance-related pay for teachers as 1billion is found for new schoolsTaxman to hit corporations which avoid paying their way50p tax rate meant half of millionaires 'disappeared'But 1million more people are dragged into 40p tax rate in two years Lucrative incentives for fracking industry to come to Britain5billion building bonanza including HS2 extended beyond Birmingham Workers on minimum wage have tax bill 'cut in half' by rise in tax allowance | UPDATED: 18:52 GMT, 5 December 2012 ‘ George Osborne today squeezed the welfare bill, insisting benefits could no longer rise faster that average wages. In a politically-charged Autumn Statement designed to target 'strivers', the Chancellor announced all benefits will rise by just 1 per cent for the next three years, which will mean a real terms cut.