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US senator urges food regulators to investigate 'snortable chocolate' image
....“This suspect product has no clear health value,” he said in a statement. “I can’t think of a single parent who thinks it is a good idea for their children to be snorting over-the-counter stimulants up their noses. ...
Minimum wage for the self-employed, suggests think tank image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 11:03:06 PM
....But Seamus Nevin, head of employment and skills policy at the IoD, said undermining the gig economy would bring disadvantages. "Evidence from the Labour Force Survey and the ONS suggest that easier routes into self-employment have also led to rising workplace participation for those who have historically struggled to find a job; notably single parents, disabled individuals, and the long-term unemployed," he said. ...
Tories' 30-hour free childcare plan fails to target poor families, says expert image
....From September, three- and four-year-olds of working parents in England will be eligible for 30 hours of government-funded childcare per week. To qualify, each parent – or the sole parent in a single parent family – will need to earn at least the equivalent of 16 hours per week working at the national minimum or living wage. ...
Debt warning: Cash-strapped Brits adding a TENNER a day to their burdens - this is how image
.... . But a breakdown of the figures showed single parents with young children plunged £930 into the red and lone parents with grown-up off spring took on £940 worth of debt – or £10 per day on average. ...
Buy-to-let millionaire who bans 'coloured' people faces legal action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 02:20:13 PM
....Adding to the controversy are reports that Wilson has included further critieria to his list of banned tenants, including single mothers, battered wives and workers on zero-hour contracts. In a statement, the EHRC said: “Regarding Mr Wilson’s new ban on female victims of domestic violence, zero-hours contract workers and single parents renting his properties, our legal team are now looking into how to deal with this. ...
Mayoral candidate pledges free childcare for Liverpool parents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:00:21 AM
.... The party – formed two years ago by Sandi Toksvig and Catherine Mayer – claim the idea would create at least 40,000 jobs in the Liverpool region and allow more parents to work. Morton said: “This will change things so dramatically in Liverpool, we have got a quarter of children living in poverty and three out of four are in single parent families. ...
Osborne’s huge tax giveaway starts for rich – as the poor are hit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 11:05:38 PM
.... Assessing the impact of the changes, the research finds that:. • A low-income single parent with a baby, earning £17,300 a year, will be £530 worse off, losing £610 from benefit cuts while gaining £80 from tax cuts. ...
Child poverty in UK at highest level since 2010, official figures show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 02:45:20 PM
.... Inequality and poverty remain slightly lower than before the financial crisis. Rosie Ferguson, the chief executive of Gingerbread, the charity for single parents, said: “Child poverty is being allowed to fester rather than being tackled head on. ...
Budget 2017: Single mum on free childcare scheme - 'I would have hoped for more' image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:02:00 PM
....Chancellor Philip Hammond announced plans to double free childcare entitlements for working parents with three-and-four-year-olds. But the blogger for Beattie Communications admitted she hoped more would be done to encourage single parents to work. ...
Philip Hammond urged to pause cut in benefits for widowed parents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 09:00:38 AM
.... There is also anger that the government is not extending the payment to parents who cohabited but were not married. Conservative minister Richard Harrington caused anger when he defended the reform by claiming the old system risked stopping people from “readjusting” to life as a single parent. ...
Hammond urged to tackle 'catastrophic' effect of rising inflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 01:13:37 PM
....The group’s figures show that a couple with one person working, and two children, were going to be £495 worse off each year as a result of the benefit freeze, but will now lose £680 as a result of higher inflation predictions. For a single parent in work with one child the figure lost has risen from £365 to £500; for a single parent out of work from £300 to £415 and for a single unemployed person from £170 to £235. ...
‘Your husband could end his MBA with little but debt to show for it’ – our work expert responds image
....I know he has the mental capacity and motivation to study and work, as he completed a specialist master’s course while working a few years ago. But this was a big challenge for our family as he had to work so hard while I also worked and was essentially a single parent to our young children. ...
Can a part-time MBA degree help my husband move into a management role? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 07:00:46 AM
....I know he has the mental capacity and motivation to study and work as he completed a specialist master’s course while working a few years ago. But this was a big challenge for our family as he worked and studied hard while I also worked and was essentially a single parent to our young children. ...
HMRC criticised over spiralling payments to outsourcing firm image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 12:01:23 AM
....Louise Haigh, the shadow minister for the digital economy, said Concentrix and HMRC showed a level of neglect that should have no place in the welfare system. “We can only conclude that HMRC saw hardworking single parents and families as fair game in their efforts to cut costs,” she said. ...
My six-year-old bought £734 of BT TV programmes ... by remote control image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 07:00:04 AM
.... BT refuses to waive the charges, although I have never purchased any programme during my five years as a customer. It has given me two weeks to pay but, as a single parent, I can’t afford this. ...
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Quids in image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 12:04:10 AM
....Paul Akroyd, who shares money saving tips with other parents on Feed Your Family on about £20 a week, says supermarkets "turn their discounts up to 11" just before they shut on Christmas Eve. The single parent, from Leicester, says a last minute shop is "not for the faint hearted" but there are huge savings to be had if you're prepared to let availability dictate what you eat. ...
Autumn statement more Fifty Shades of Grey than Pride and Prejudice image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 07:47:36 PM
.... There was no extra money for the struggling NHS and thin gruel for the so-called Jams (just about managing households) despite the hype. The Child Poverty Action Group has calculated that a single parent with one child and no housing costs earning £15,000 a year will be £170 a year better off as a result of the new universal credit regime. ...
McDonnell: Chancellor's spending plans 'offer no hope' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 02:43:04 PM
....'Race to the bottom'. He said it was regrettable that the chancellor was still going ahead with some of the cuts to Universal Credits, accusing him of "betraying" working single parents who he claims are at least £2,300 worse off. ...
'I worry about money all the time': the Jam reality in Birmingham image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 08:59:52 AM
.... Meanwhile, at home, she is worrying about her own budgeting issues as she tries to keep up mortgage payments and pay for nursery for her 18-month-old son. “I did my education, I’ve bought a house, I’ve tried to do it all the right way, but there isn’t a lot of support when you’re left as a single parent. ...
The Observer view on the autumn statement | Observer editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 12:05:22 AM
....Together with the worsening economic outlook in the wake of Brexit, forecast to result in continued poor wage growth and rising prices, these benefit cuts will leave many “just working” families thousands of pounds worse off by the end of this parliament. A single parent with one child under the age of four, working full time on the minimum wage, would be a staggering £3,800 worse off a year by 2020, according to the Resolution Foundation. ...
In the gig economy, recruitment agencies are the gangmasters | Faiza Shaheen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 01:08:37 PM
....“Recruitment agency: an organisation that matches employers to employees and vice versa; an intermediary in the labour market” – or so the dictionary tells us. But, given recent findings that agencies are using aggressive tax avoidance schemes at a time when new benefit caps are driving single parents into poverty; that some agencies have conned low-paid temporary workers into buying worthless accident insurance; and, from my own research, that agencies are enabling the undercutting of workers’ rights and wages by pitting migrant workers against local people, it would be truer to life if we described recruitment agencies as arbiters of capitalism and the mass exploitation of workers. ...
New benefit cap starts amid fears for single parents image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 12:02:28 AM
....The earliest free childcare provision is offered is when a child is aged two. The Gingerbread group, which campaigns for single parents, said 43,700 single parents with a child under the age of five would be hit by the cap. ...
What is the new benefit cap and when is it coming in? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of November 2016 01:16:00 PM
....The benefit cap will be reduced from Monday November 7. The total amount a couple or a single parent will be able to receive in benefits is:. ...
Blogger fury over tax credit rejection image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of September 2016 05:05:17 PM
....The government department has been contacted for comment. As a single parent, Ms Davis has to work for at least 16 hours per week to be eligible for working tax credits, which are worth up to £2,010 per year, according to its website. ...
Lone parents biggest beneficiaries of rising employment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of September 2016 12:22:50 PM
....Lone parents across the UK have seen the biggest rise in employment of any group of people, official figures show. For the first time ever, two-thirds of single parents were in work between April and June 2016, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. ...
Money problems image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of August 2016 01:28:28 AM
....Now known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), it became more flexible when President Bill Clinton signed a 1996 Republican-led bill overhauling the system. In the US, "welfare" does not refer to the entire social welfare system, but to this particular programme, which is a cash assistance for single parents on low incomes. ...

Professor Alexis Jay emerges as favourite to take over child sex abuse inquiry
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....The former social worker, who currently sits on the inquiry’s panel, is understood to be willing to consider taking on the role if approached by Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary. Professor Jay is widely respected among survivor’s groups and having been brought up in a tenement in Edinburgh, by a single parent, has none of the establishment links that have tripped up previous heads. ...
Veolia vows to recruit 10% of workforce from marginalised groups image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 18th of April 2016 05:05:38 PM
....Other companies also hire disadvantaged people but without setting targets. Marks & Spencer runs a four-week employability programme called Marks & Start for single parents, people with disabilities and the homeless, providing pre-employment training as well as work experience placements. ...
Low-paid urged to claim tax credits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of April 2016 03:25:36 PM
....That left cuts to work allowances unchanged. For example, until now a single parent with no housing costs has been able to earn £8,808 a year before his or her UC payments were affected. ...
Universal credit cuts to lose low-income families up to £200 a month image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 10th of April 2016 01:27:07 PM
....Analysis by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) estimates that families with a sole earner working full-time on the “national living wage” of £7. 20 an hour would have to work a 13-month year to compensate for the cuts, and a full-time single parent would have to work a 14-month year. ...
Single parents increasingly struggling with debt, says charity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of April 2016 11:24:33 AM
. The number of single parents approaching a leading debt charity for help has doubled over the past four years, making them the fastest growing group among its clients, figures reveal. ...
Elkhart, Indiana finally sees 'Obama recovery' – but many say RVs saved city image
....Bumpas, 54, found another job but was made redundant again three months later. He used almost all his savings to pay the mortgage and care for his own three children as a single parent while picking up part-time work. ...
'I'll spend this pay rise on my son' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of March 2016 05:20:21 PM
...."I'm going to spend it on Oliver," she says. Chloe is a single parent who is juggling work as a carer at a nursing home in Sheffield and looking after Oliver, aged three. ...
Stephen Crabb urged to overhaul 'salami-sliced' universal credit system image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of March 2016 05:00:07 AM
....“The idea that UC was going to give a stronger incentive into work is being undermined,” he said. “The cuts to the work allowances from the summer budget increase the risk that particularly single parents may be trapped in low hours of work. ...
More than 8m UK adults have ‘problem debt’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of March 2016 07:00:10 AM
....2 million adults, or 16. 1% of the population, live with problem debt – with younger adults, larger families, single parents and renters particularly at risk. ...
Solar energy pioneer Monica Oliphant on charting her own path in science image
.... By 1973, she had become fascinated with solar photovoltaics and renewable energy, and she spent 18 years focusing on renewables at ETSA. There was very little formal childcare in the early 70s, even for women who were single parents. ...
Universal Credit 'leaves people poorer' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 12:24:07 AM
....1 million homes with no-one in paid work will lose out by about £2,300 a year, while 500,000 are expected to gain of £1,000. Working single parents are said to face an annual loss of £1,000. ...
The casual dating app will no longer do..it's time for something more serious image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 29th of January 2016 07:33:00 AM
....”. Venntro’s niche model, which has spawned sites and apps ranging from mature daters and single parents to Star Trek fans, ghost hunters and lovers of ginger hair, is being applied to Something Serious too which has versions for older users and single parents. ...
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Mind the income gap – it’s biggest where least expected image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 12:30:00 PM
.... Childcare and housing all cost more in the borough than in many other places in the UK, and transport costs are prohibitive for many people who can’t afford a car, all of which makes it harder for those on medium and low incomes to meet everyday needs. A single adult would have to be earning £21,089 a year before tax (£4,000 more than nationally); a single parent with one child £32,414 (£6,000 more); and for two parents with two children, the main breadwinner would have to bring home £30,129 (£11,000 more). ...
No time for childcare grandparents to take it easy, they’re worth £2,000 a year image
.... Helping out does have financial benefits for the parents, and also gives them space to do other things – and to get on with their working lives. This help is particularly important to Billie who is a single parent and works from home. ...
New parents could lose hundreds of pounds a year in tax credits after birth of first child image
.... Lord Freud, the welfare minister, has separately listed significant changes as “re-partnering” or a “new member joining the household”. Smith said the Conservatives are creating a “two-tier system that’ll see single parents £3,000 a year worse off compared to being on tax credits”. ...
'Divorce mortgages' cash in on Christmas bust-ups image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 26th of December 2015 08:12:55 AM
.... . Some lenders do not accept child maintenance payments as a source of income, making it more difficult for single parents to qualify for a loan. ...
Household bills targeted by chancellor as Labour raises fears over benefit cuts image
....“This newly commissioned research shows that working families on universal credit still face devastating losses next year. A 23-year-old single parent, with two children working 30 hours a week on the minimum wage, is set to lose £2,500. ...
Osborne: I will continue to take 'difficult decisions' after tax credits U-turn image
....The Resolution Foundation welcomed the change to tax credits but said it was pain delayed rather than abandoned. A single parent with one child, working part-time on the national living wage and making a new universal credit claim, would lose £2,800 by 2020, the thinktank said. ...
Tory MPs cheer George Osborne's climbdown on tax credit cuts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of November 2015 07:15:02 PM
....”. Fiona Weir, the chief executive of Gingerbread, a charity for single parents, said: “Both Gingerbread and campaigners up and down the country who have fought hard to overturn the planned cuts to tax credits should be pleased at the outcome. ...
The people's verdict: 'Worry over spending cuts is killing me' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of November 2015 05:31:53 PM
....“In my current circumstances, life will be much more manageable, as it will for numerous other families who would have been adversely affected if the proposals had gone ahead. “However, in the long term, with the phasing in of universal credit and its 65% withdrawal rate, I am convinced that the government aims to reduce support to working families and there will be further challenges for working, single parents to endure,” she said. ...
George Osborne scraps tax credit cuts in welfare U-turn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of November 2015 01:01:13 PM
....“This is a smoke-and-mirrors spending review from George Osborne, leaving working people worse off and failing to address the big challenges facing the country,” said Owen Smith, the shadow work and pensions secretary. “As a result, a single parent of two children working full time on the minimum wage on universal credit will lose £2,400 next year due to the chancellor’s cuts. ...
Home business innovation 2015-16 competition entry: Beitak Productions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 05:21:15 PM
....Katie Bracher, creative director of Beitak Productions, explains why the business should win the home business category of the Guardian Small Business Showcase competition. I didn’t want to relinquish my career ambitions when I became a single parent, but I didn’t know how I would follow the path I wanted without sacrificing my family life. ...
Autumn Statement 2015: What are working tax credits and has anything changed? image
.... . For example, a single parent can earn the basic credit plus up to £2,010 in extras, a total £3,970. ...
'No internet and I must to pay to quit TalkTalk contract' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 15th of November 2015 01:17:37 AM
. As a single parent I moved over to TalkTalk to save some pennies. ...
Marco Rubio made a lot of bad money choices – and voters can relate to that image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of November 2015 12:00:09 PM
.... Because – lest the Republican candidates forget – should one of them win the whole shebang, and become the nation’s CEO, their job isn’t going to be to hang out with the rich and powerful. It will be to represent and be accountable to the rest of us: from the poorest of the working poor, holding down three jobs to make ends meet, to the laid-off middle manager, to the single parent wondering how to send kids to college. ...
The generation game of tax credits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of November 2015 10:00:09 PM
....Now Ms Brumbill, who works 24 hours a week as a school science technician, faces the loss of hundreds of pounds of income from tax credits under government cuts. "Surely there are other groups of people to look to [for cuts] before single parents and working families," she says. ...
Tax credit system: experts urge Conservatives to phase in planned reform image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of October 2015 08:09:20 PM
....In evidence on Monday, the IFS and Resolution Foundation both questioned the failure of the Treasury to set out the distributional impact of the reforms across different income groups, saying the figures presented did not match what the government has provided in the past, or could provide now. Speaking to the work and pensions select committee, Torsten Bell, the Resolution Foundation’s new director, warned that for single parents on the minimum wage, Osborne’s reforms to tax credits would fundamentally change Universal Credit, the new integrated in-and-out-of-work benefit. ...
Hockey the fantasy economist may as well have farewelled Middle-earth | Greg Jericho image
....So unfairly targeted were the policies that the budget papers left out the usual tables which showed the impact of the budget on various family types. The National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling calculated the impact as overwhelmingly a hit to poorer couples with children, and single parents:. ...
Tax credits: what are they and who benefits? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of October 2015 10:07:39 AM
....And because the main criteria to determine eligibility to tax credits is hours worked, there is a clear incentive to find a 16-hours a week job. However, the incentive to work more than 16 hours is weaker: the same analysis shows that for every additional £1 a single parent earns, they lose 41p of tax credit. ...
Tax credits: Winners and losers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of October 2015 11:37:15 PM
....The Resolution Foundation - which campaigns for low and middle-income families - has analysed all the changes, taking into account the NLW and new income tax thresholds. It claims that by 2020, a low-earning single parent, with one child, who works 20 hours a week, and who earns £9. ...
One third of British working mothers are main breadwinners image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of October 2015 11:01:07 PM
....Related: Giving with one hand, taking away with the other won’t solve issue of low pay. The report by the IPPR thinktank, Who’s breadwinning in Europe, shows that the proportion of working women who carry the main financial burden has grown dramatically in recent decades following a surge in single parenthood. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of October 2015 05:59:01 AM
....My natural resilience is starting to wear thin. I am a single parent and still have a teenager at school, so I can’t work abroad at this point. ...
Despite years of experience, I'm not getting a job image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of September 2015 06:00:12 AM
....My natural resilience is starting to wear thin. I am a single parent and still have a teenager at school so I can’t really work abroad at this point. ...
As the 'rising tide' of living standards starts to ebb, the poorest will go under | Greg Jericho image
....The difference in the growth of living standards varies as well across types of families. Natsem noted that over the past decade “couple families with children experienced the strongest gains in their living standards while single parents had the lowest gains”:. ...
Australia's rich are getting richer. Everyone else is stagnating | Greg Jericho image
....The formula adds 50% to an income for each adult and 30% for each child under 15. So, for example a single person earning $1,000 a week would be on the same equivalised income as a household with a single parent with one child who earned $1,300. ...
Pensioners will have £15 a week 'more income than they need' by 2020 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 7th of September 2015 08:46:31 AM
. Pensioners and full-time workers will see their living standards improve by 2020 thanks to the measures introduced in the Budget, but low-income families and single parents are likely to suffer, according to research. ...
Budget changes to hit single parents hardest, research reveals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of September 2015 11:01:01 PM
....Single parents, however, with extra mouths to feed, will fall further behind. A single parent working full-time on the minimum wage will have to manage on £194 a week, £80 a week short of the £274 the foundation calculates they would need to support themselves and their children. ...
Number of workers on zero-hours contracts up by 19% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 12:35:59 PM
....The Institute of Economic Affairs, a free market thinktank, said the rise of zero-hours contracts was “neither surprising nor important” and illustrated “the flexible nature of the UK’s labour market”. Mark Littlewood, the IEA’s director general, said: “Not everyone is able to work at fixed and regular times and adaptable contracts such as these offer the opportunity of employment to students, single parents and many more. ...
Innovation in funding 2015-16: The Cambridge Raincoat Company image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of September 2015 09:40:34 AM
....uk. As a single parent with very little funds for getting my business off the ground or promoting it, I took the following steps to get going:. ...
Boomers on the coast, Gen X in the suburbs. This is where Australians live | Greg Jericho image
.... In Hackett, there are just 75 men for every 100 women:. There appears to be a correlation between such high ratios of women to men with higher-than-average numbers of single parent families. ...
Income gap between haves and have nots 'is widening' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of August 2015 10:03:40 AM
.... Couples planning to have children have seen their incomes rise by the biggest amount, up £339 to £2,461. But single parents raising children alone – including those who are divorced, separated or widowed – have seen their income go into reverse. ...
What happens to someone’s finances if they go missing? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of August 2015 05:59:03 AM
.... “I couldn’t change it, or sell the house. And as I’d suddenly gone from being a household with two incomes to a single parent [their son Louis was just two when Vinny went missing], I found myself in an unbearable situation. ...
How to avoid loan sharks: The alternatives for people who need credit fast image
....Two years ago, Mary (not her real name) was walking with a friend near her home in Liverpool. She had just moved into a new, rented property with her two daughters and, although she was a single parent with no job, was feeling confident about the future. ...
'With £250,000 how can I help my children, aged seven and 37, buy property?' image
.... • Divorcee with £300,000 savings wants to downsize – but her adult children have nowhere else to live . "My daughter is the one I really worry about," said Mr Woodhouse, who is a single parent. ...
Tax credits support our whole society – it’s in no one’s interest to cut them | David Lammy image
.... Back in the real world, jobs are lost, livelihoods taken away, families break apart, partners leave or pass away. A family or a single parent who was previously able to support three or four children could, overnight, find themselves in a very different situation. ...
Alexandra Burke: 'Labels make money but artists don’t see a penny’ image
.... Yes, I’m not going to say my family always struggled, but we had to be careful. My mum was a single parent, albeit with help from my grandfather and aunt, so we watched what we spent. ...
Death of the maiden name | Emma Brockes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of July 2015 06:00:03 AM
....Now and then, a neutral indicator comes along to confirm an aspect of social change one has latterly only intuited. Without looking at the data, most of us have a sense that as many people get divorced as stay married these days and that single parenthood is on the rise. ...
Inequality has fallen, yet the poor remain in danger of being left behind image
....But again, the figures are somewhat out of date and do not take into account changes in the welfare entitlements since then. For example, while the percentage of lone parents in poverty declined in 2012, the changes to the single parent allowance, which saw many parents forced from the parenting payment onto the lower Newstart, only occurred in 2013. ...

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