Covid has made life far harder for single parents, says UK activist


Call for lone parents to be protected by equality law to end ‘systematic discrimination’

The mother who successfully campaigned for Dominic Cummings to change lockdown restrictions for single parents has said the economic future of one-parent families such as hers risks being set back years by the pandemic if they do not receive targeted help.

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Ruth Talbot, founder of the campaign group Single Parent Rights, said the “systematic discrimination which goes back generations” would worsen as a result of the impact of the coronavirus. This is unless urgent action is taken to reduce these inequalities, including adding single parents to the Equality Act as a protected characteristic.

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