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 25 May 2018
Gingerbread’s research shows that – contrary to government intentions – sanctions are not an effective tool to ensure either job-seeking behaviour among single parent claimants or effective public spending.
The government must overhaul ‘conditionality’ (the rules setting job-seeking expectations) and sanctions policy to avoid the devastating impact of benefit sanctions on single parents and their families and genuinely support claimants towards employment.
A system of ‘last resort’ would involve: