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 17 December 2013
This is the first in our ‘Paying the Price’ reports tracking single parents’ finances in the age of austerity. The report looks at how single parents are coping with their household finances, and finds that many – if not most – are struggling to cover essential bills. Welfare reform and high living costs are having a significant impact on single parent finances. If policymakers are serious about “a fairer and more affordable” safety net, a greater engagement with these real-life consequences of austerity is urgently needed.