There\’s something lurking around in the back of my memory. That it was only in 1988 that women were finally, legally, independent of their men in an economic sense.
Women became, for the first time for all of them, fully independent economic units. They could own their own property, earn their own incomes and be taxed on them individually. Take out a mortgage, open a bank account without some father or husband signing for them.
Now I know that these things arrived in stages. But from that, ever failing, memory I get that the final act was in 1988.
So, any of you brains out there remember which Act it was? And was it a government bill or a bankbench one?