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