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Lone parents 'set up to fail'

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Changes to benefits in England, Scotland and Wales, which come into force today, mean that unemployed single parents will be forced to look for work when their youngest child turns seven. Fiona Weir of the single parents' charity Gingerbread discusses how 111,000 lone parents lose out as they are forced to look for work or have their benefits cut.


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