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 October 2015
The 2015 Summer Budget proposed a range of welfare, tax and pay reforms aimed at making work pay and making sure the welfare system is ‘sustainable’. After single parents had already been worst hit by tax and benefit reforms in 2010-15, Gingerbread was concerned that single parents would once again be worse off.
Our analysis, commissioned from IPPR, shows single parents will once again be the worst hit household type by the 2015 Summer Budget reforms (passed under the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016). At a time when their finances are already fragile, we have serious concerns about the impact of these changes on single parents and their children.