Let me tell you about my family’s “lifestyle”…
Welfare Minister Lord Freud has attacked what he calls the “dreadful” benefits system which allows single parents to “have a lifestyle” on the state. Lord Freud is playing a key part in the overhaul of the welfare system and the introduction of universal credit.
Read Lord Freud’s full comments in the Telegraph
We think the government and people like Lord Freud, who are so involved in ensuring our new welfare system provides better opportunities for people to work their way out of poverty, are missing the point. It’s not about piling the blame on already struggling families – it’s about delivering real solutions which make it work. As you know, we’ve got a few ideas on how to do this ourselves…
Lord Freud thinks he understands what a single parent’s “lifestyle” is like if they receive state support. We don’t agree. We need you to tell Lord Freud what life is really like for your family – what being on benefits means for you and your kids, what your goals are for your career, and what the challenges are for single parents, both in and out of work.
Leave your comments below and help us build a true picture of the “lifestyle” of single parents in the UK.
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