The UK Government is making budget cuts that will affect poor working mums, according to one charity.
Save the Children said yesterday that streamlined benefits proposed as part of budget savings would make more than 1 million families with children poorer.
According to this report, the changes are designed to ensure that it is no family’s interest not to work.
Given that working is important for families not just financially, but to ensure skills remain current and people remain employable over the longer term, this seems like a good move, at first glance.
However, Save the Children claims that some mums could lose 68 pounds a week under the changes, which seems pretty excessive.
It raises the question though, what sort of government policies influence your decision to work?
Do things like childcare subsidies make a real difference to your decision?
Do you work ‘for the pleasure alone’?