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

Gingerbread appoints new Chief Executive

Posted 26 July 2019

We are delighted to announce that Victoria Benson has been appointed as Gingerbread’s new Chief Executive Officer. Victoria joins us from Macmillan Cancer Support, one of the UK’s largest charitable organisations, where she was Director of...

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Launch of Sport and You with Sport England

Posted 4 February 2019

Gingerbread, with the support of Sport England, is working with selected leisure trusts around the country to explore how we can support more single parent families to take part in sport and leisure activities. To get...

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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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