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Read the latest news and views on Gingerbread’s work and the issues affecting single parent families today.

Gingerbread’s full response to 2023 Spring Budget

Posted 22 March 2023

Whilst Gingerbread welcomes the Universal Credit childcare component increase and upfront payment, there are serious issues with the conditionality components of last week’s Budget that leave us concerned about the way single parents will be...

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Gingerbread’s snap response to 2023 Spring Budget

Posted 15 March 2023

Gingerbread welcomes the expansion of free childcare provision and changes to Universal Credit childcare payments in today’s Budget. These changes will support single parents with young children in returning to, and maintaining, employment. However we...

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Campaign win on childcare

Posted 12 March 2023

After years of campaigning by Gingerbread, other organisations including Citizen’s Advice and Save the Children, alongside campaigning parents, the Government is making substantial and very welcome changes to the way parents on Universal Credit (UC)...

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