Posted 8 February 2021
New research report ‘The single parent debt trap’ published by Gingerbread and StepChange, the UK’s leading debt charity, reveals that single parents are more likely to be living with problem debt. The research also shows...
Published on 10 September 2018
The benefit cap is not fit for purpose for single parent families. The policy also does not fulfil government intentions for the welfare system or wider society.
The benefit cap should be abandoned, given its failings. Should the government persist, action is urgently needed to review the policy to ensure consistency with the wider welfare system and fairness for families with children.
Should the government persist with the benefit cap, a fairer policy would see: