Single Parent Families APPG

First Registered: 31/01/2018 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To collaborate across the political spectrum to campaign against legislative loopholes that disadvantage single parents, and for positive representation of a category which is increasingly common yet still all too often stigmatised.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Single Parent Families

1. Reduce tax for single parent with no financial support
03/05/2020 - Petitions

Found: Single parent families should be taxed on a household income of under £80,000 at basic rate tax and not

2. Gingerbread - written evidence
03/07/2019 - Inquiry: School holiday poverty - Work and Pensions Committee
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Found: charity working with single parent families.  Gingerbread hears directly from single parents about their

25/07/2019 - Early Day Motions

Found: in single parent families are almost twice as likely to live in poverty as children in two-parent families;

4. Suspend fines for school non-attendance during Covid-19 & allow parental choice
19/09/2020 - Petitions

Found: those who are clinically vulnerable or single parent families).

5. Open Early Years, only to Key workers, vunerable children, and single parents.
09/01/2021 - Petitions

Found: workers (both parents)vunerable children and single parent families. Many parents are taking children into

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Single Parent Families

1. Covid-19: Child Maintenance Service
21/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: of calls from across the Chamber, from One Parent Families Scotland and from Gingerbread, it is still - Speech Link

2. Family Law
11/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: maintenance from universal credit, if the paying parent has no income from employment. The new regulations - Speech Link
2: and charges—20% for the paying parent and 4% for the receiving parent—are set by the Child Maintenance - Speech Link
3: children. Child maintenance payments can be vital to families—especially those on low incomes—and to protecting - Speech Link

3. Low-income Families: Benefits Freeze
13/01/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: assessment they have made of the impact on low-income families of the four-year freeze in working age and children’s - Speech Link
2: which are, on average, nearly £400 this year for families with children. Those losses have contributed to - Speech Link
3: poverty and family breakdown, obviously there are families who have great difficulty fiscally, and we have - Speech Link

4. Child Maintenance Service
23/07/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: for an abusive paying parent to perpetuate their control over the receiving parent, thereby continuing - Speech Link
2: Pensions’ financial investigations unit that the paying parent did have additional unreported income, yet my constituent’s - Speech Link

5. Child Maintenance
06/11/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: want to. I do not think anyone here thinks that a parent should not pay for their child, but believe me - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Single Parent Families
1. Single People: Discrimination
asked by: David Drew
... what steps she has taken to ensure that single people are not discriminated against in relation to those who are married or in civil partnerships.

2. Single Sex Education
asked by: Jim Cunningham
... (b) the West Midlands and (c) England attend single-sex secondary schools.

3. Travel: Single People
asked by: Sharon Hodgson
... whether his Department has made an equality assessment of the single person’s travel supplement.

4. Families
asked by: Fiona Bruce
... what that allocation has been spent on.

5. Families
asked by: Tulip Siddiq
... what progress he has made on integrating family hubs with the Troubled Families Programme.

Latest Questions
7 Current APPG Officers
Caroline Nokes Portrait
Caroline Nokes
Vice Chair
Conservative - Romsey and Southampton North
Joined: 24th February 2020
Jamie Stone Portrait
Jamie Stone
Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Joined: 24th February 2020
Andrew Bowie Portrait
Andrew Bowie
Conservative - West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Joined: 24th February 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Dr Rupa Huq MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6865.


Benefits in Kind
3 Jul 2019
River Island

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Single Parent Families APPG

Former APPG Officers
Paul Masterton Portrait
Paul Masterton
Conservative - Former Member for East Renfrewshire
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Stephen Lloyd Portrait
Stephen Lloyd
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Eastbourne
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships