To collaborate across the political spectrum to campaign against legislative loopholes that disadvantage single parents, and for positive representation of a category which is increasingly common yet still all too often stigmatised.
1. End the young parent penalty
10/06/2021 - Early Day Motions
Found: million single parents across the UK, with nearly half of all children in single parent families living
2. Grant single parents with an extra household tax allowance.
12/05/2021 - Petitions
Found: for single working parent families UK wide and irrespective of their tax band. Currently a single parent
Found: ad is the leading charity working with single parent families. We campaign against poverty, disadvantage
Found: charity working with single parent families. Gingerbread hears directly from single parents about their
Found: static. There is a need to engage and support new families who will continue to come into and then successfully
1. Covid-19: Child Maintenance Service
21/01/2021 - Commons Chamber
1: of calls from across the Chamber, from One Parent Families Scotland and from Gingerbread, it is still - Speech Link
2. Child Maintenance Service
24/06/2021 - Grand Committee
1: estimated third of all children grow up in separated families. In December 2020, the Department for Work and - Speech Link
2: was the arrears of the CSA following the paying parent. It took a long time to get around that problem - Speech Link
3: health. Unclear or unfair systems of support for families cause such tension. We need to ensure child-friendly - Speech Link
3. Low-income Families: Benefits Freeze
13/01/2020 - Lords Chamber
1: assessment they have made of the impact on low-income families of the four-year freeze in working age and children’s - Speech Link
2: which are, on average, nearly £400 this year for families with children. Those losses have contributed to - Speech Link
3: poverty and family breakdown, obviously there are families who have great difficulty fiscally, and we have - Speech Link
4. Family Law
11/06/2019 - Commons Chamber
1: maintenance from universal credit, if the paying parent has no income from employment. The new regulations - Speech Link
2: and charges—20% for the paying parent and 4% for the receiving parent—are set by the Child Maintenance - Speech Link
3: children. Child maintenance payments can be vital to families—especially those on low incomes—and to protecting - Speech Link
5. Child Maintenance Service
23/07/2019 - Westminster Hall
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