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Families fight back in the face of Government forced labour regime

Parents and children across the UK are being urged to ask their MPs and Children's Commissioners if they will fight for families in the face of the UK Government's proposed new Social Security regulations which are due to come before the UK Parliament before the summer recess.[1]

Under the new rules, lone parents who depend on Income Support while caring for their children will lose benefits unless they actively seek work as soon as their youngest child reaches 12 (from November 2008), with the age threshhold reducing to seven by 2010.

The Every Single Parent Matters? campaign [2] has been launched by Schoolhouse, Scotland's national home education support organisation, and AHEd, its counterpart south of the border, in response to the draconian measures, which they have jointly condemned as a "forced labour regime for lone...

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