Save the Children (UK): Ending child poverty - Ensuring Universal Credit supports working mums

This report shows that the impact on single parents alone could push 250,000 children deeper into poverty.

The design of Universal Credit should result in improved work incentives and boosts in income for many working families but lack of funding threatens to weaken its impact on child poverty and supporting women into work.

This research compiled for Save the Children shows that single parents working longer hours (16 hours or more) on low pay and some second earners will be substantially worse off under the new system. This has serious consequences for children in these families. The impact on single parents alone could push 250,000 children deeper into poverty.

Download the report.