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Read the latest news and views on Gingerbread’s work and the issues affecting single parent families today.

New findings on Universal Credit

Posted 16 May 2018

Gingerbread has been working with single parent families to understand the experience and reality of Universal Credit (UC) as it continues to be rolled out. We outline progress against the Government’s objectives to: make work pay personalise support simplify...

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Unfair benefit sanctions push single parents further away from employment

Posted 17 April 2018

Unfair benefit sanctions can result in single parents being less likely to find employment and take a severe financial and emotional toll on single parents and their children, with the situation set to worsen under...Unhelpful and unfair? also shows the first signs that Universal Credit risks making this situation worse, as more single parents – including those with very young children and those who are in work – are...

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One in seven single parents hit with benefit sanctions

Posted 12 April 2017

Gingerbread’s new report looks at the impact of the benefit sanctions regime on single parents The government is systematically underestimating the risk of sanctions to single parents, according to new research from Gingerbread. “On the rise: single...

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