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Sanctions pushing single parents away from employment
Unfair benefit sanctions can make single parents less likely to find employment and take a severe toll on parents and their children.Read the news
Unhelpful and unfair? Our new report on benefit sanctions
Single parents want to work yet Gingerbread’s new research shows that sanctions can make it less likely for parents to achieve that goal.Read the report
Benefit cap court judgment
The Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the government concluding that the benefit cap is not discriminating against single parents with children aged under two.Read our response
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What the new benefit system means for you.
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