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 18 October 2012
The government wishes to encourage more separating and separated couples to cooperate in bringing up their children post-separation, including mutual sharing of the financial costs of raising children – without the state having to intervene to reinforce parental responsibilities. Gingerbread has been an active participant in the Steering Group of voluntary and community sector experts assisting the government to deliver this agenda, which emphasises early intervention at the point parents separate. We welcome the additional £20 million in funding over the next few years to improve support services for separating parents, and will continue to work with government on this agenda.
Supporting Separated families; securing children’s futures (Cm 8399) concerns government plans to charge fees where parents use the future statutory child maintenance service, and to close all existing CSA cases.