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Lone parent benefit changes cause concern

Unemployed single parents will have to look for a job when their youngest child reaches the age of seven, as opposed to the age of ten as it has been previously.

Changes to the benefits system mean they will be moved from Income Support onto the tougher Jobseeker's Allowance.

Campaigners say unemployed single parents are being "set up to fail" by the changes.

The BBC's Sophie Hutchinson reports.

  • 25 Oct 2010