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Budget predicts less than 10% of lone parents affected will move into jobs

24 Jun 2010, by in Society & Welfare

Further news from the Budget’s policy costings document – less than 10% of lone parents moved from Income Support to JSA or ESA are expected to move into jobs. The document states that:

This costing assumes that the majority of lone parents affected (90%) remain on one of the income related benefits, with the remainder moving directly into employment or off benefits for another reason

It also states that of the 10% who move off benefits, only 60% are expected to move into work, and that of these parents an unspecified proportion will move back to benefits from employment ‘at a later date (based on current evidence on jobseekers).

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