Monday, June 02, 2008

Forced labour for lone parents

"Under the new rules, lone parents who depend on Income Support while caring for their children will lose benefits unless they actively seek work as soon as their youngest child reaches 12 (from November 2008), with the age threshold reducing to seven by 2010."

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"These regulations will effectively transfer parents' responsibility to decide what is best for their own children's care on to job centre bureaucrats, who will simply follow the government mantra to 'get lone parents into work' regardless of family circumstances."

Barbara Stark, AHEd Chair

Links:
AHED's campaign to support lone parents
Schoolhouse's campaign to support lone parents

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