Office for National Statistics civil partnerships dissolutions up nearly 30%

The number of civil partnership dissolutions soared by nearly 30 per cent last year, according to provisional figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Civil partnerships were brought in by the former Labour Government in December 2005, and they offer same-sex couples the same rights as marriage.

According to the ONS there were 672 dissolutions in 2011, a 28.7 per cent rise on the previous year’s figure of 522.

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