It's Not A Surprise Single Mothers Are Worst Hit By The Benefit Cap – But It Should Be A Shock

Austerity has made single parents more likely to experience poverty, be sanctioned or suffer from ill health – urgent change is needed to protect the life chances of them and their children

The news that most householders affected by the benefit cap are single mothers should not be a surprise – but it should be a shock.

It should not be a surprise, because ever since the government imposed the benefit cap in 2013, it has been clear that a significant proportion of those affected would be parents, especially single parents – and we knew already that most of those are female – although the latest proportion according to the Labour Party is even higher than...
source: The Huffington Post

2019-01-11 13:08
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