Ending Child Poverty: Ensuring Universal Credit supports working mums
How will Universal Credit affect poor families?
This briefing argues that the potential positive impact of Universal Credit – the new welfare system due to replace tax credits and most benefits from 2013 – on supporting parents into work and reducing child poverty could be undermined. It identifies three key issues:
- insufficient earnings disregards for working mothers
- lack of support for childcare costs
- Universal Credit payments will be withdrawn too quickly.
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