Posted 19 September 2019
As the Trust continues to urge the Government to end the five week wait for Universal Credit (UC), their latest policy report reveals that the longer the new benefits system has been rolled out in...
Posted 27 September 2018
We were glad to hear both the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition recognising our “excellent service” at Prime Minister’s Questions earlier in September.
It’s not every week that the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition discuss Universal Credit – a significant area for Gingerbread in the advice we give to support single parents and as an area of research.
The Government’s flagship welfare reform programme is failing to deliver for single parents and many others. We’ve recommended a range of practical asks relating to the government’s UC aims of making work pay, personalising support & simplifying the system.
Our recommendations include:
Significant change is required for make Universal Credit work for single parents and their families.