Child neglect: welfare benefits and child carers | openDemocracy

 

Universal Credit will abolish Severe Disability Premium for the sake, according to Under-Secretary of State David Freud, of “simplification.” This loss will be serious for single people, but the Lords focused on the consequences for child carers. Baroness Tyler (Claire Tyler of Relate) cited Department of Work & Pensions figures indicating that some 25,000 lone parents currently receive a Severe Disability Premium, meaning that more than 40,000 children are likely to be affected

Child neglect: welfare benefits and child carers | openDemocracy

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