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 29 October 2018
Responding to today’s Budget, Rosie Ferguson, CEO of Gingerbread said:
Gingerbread welcomes the investment into the work allowance and protection for people moving to Universal Credit. This will begin to reverse the devastating cuts announced in 2015 that decimated the work allowance of Universal Credit.
This is a welcome step forward, recognising that single parents have been disproportionately hit by cuts. However, this is not the end of austerity for single parent families up and down the country who are simply trying to do the best for their children.
Universal Credit has many challenges ahead; Gingerbread has and will continue to hear from single parents struggling with debt, fluctuations in their income, access to quality jobs, unaffordable childcare and high housing costs.
Critically, however, the Government are starting to listen to the voices and experience of single parent families and we hope this will continue.”