Covid-19: Support for Women

Published date : 10 February, 2021
What recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of Government support for women during the covid-19 outbreak.


A recent High Court ruling found the universal credit childcare payment system to be unlawful and discriminatory against women, after a single mother was forced to pay childcare costs upfront and then claim back, forcing her into debt and causing psychological harm. Does the Minister agree that the universal credit childcare offer is inadequate for parents who rely on it, 80% of whom are women? Will she urge the Department of Work and Pensions to improve it?

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