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Minimum marriage age rises to 18 in England and Wales

1st March 2023

BBC News

A new law increasing the legal age of marriage to 18 has come into force in England and Wales.

Previously people could get married at 16 or 17 if they had parental consent and there was no law against ceremonies for younger children which were not registered with local councils.

The new legislation also covers non-legally binding ceremonies.

Read the full article here: BBC News

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