HIRSCH, D., 2015. Paying the price - childcare in universal credit and implications for single parents. London: Gingerbread, 16pp.
This report looks at the impact of raising the support for childcare costs in universal credit, and the extent to the adequacy of single parents’ incomes and single parents’ work incentives are affected. It also considers how raising the cap on this support would affect single parents. The report is a supporting paper to ‘Paying the Price: The childcare challenge’, the third report from Gingerbread’s ‘Paying the Price’ project looking at the impact of tax and benefit reforms and a changing economic environment on single parent families.