The Government is poised to implement a key election pledge requiring parents on the domestic purposes benefit to find work or training once their youngest child turns six.
Naturally Labour is horrified and is taking the bait. Greedy National Party! You already have a 25-30 point lead in the polls!
Last time I checked the average amount of time a solo mum spent on the DPB was around three years, so before there’s a huge debate about the ethics of this policy, ‘beneficiary bashing’, what solo mums should do in the holidays and so on I’d be interested to hear how many people it would actually affect and how much money it’s supposed to save.