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Gingerbread responds to Budget 2018

Posted 29 October 2018

Responding to today’s Budget, Rosie Ferguson, CEO of Gingerbread said: “Single parents like Mischa, Lisa and Elaine are starting to be heard. Gingerbread welcomes the investment into the work allowance and protection for people moving to Universal...

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Government U-turn on child maintenance avoidance is “welcome but not enough”

Posted 12 July 2018

The government’s new child maintenance strategy shows it is listening to the concerns raised by Gingerbread and single parents,[1] but still leaves question marks as to whether the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) is fit for...Notes [1] Gingerbread’s response to the DWP’s consultation. [2] Child maintenance avoidance describes when a paying parent minimises their declared income, which is used to calculate maintenance owed, thereby paying far less than they can afford. [3] Parents...

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