18 May 2021

Solo mum Jade: lifting benefits in Budget huge relief

From First Up, 5:44 am on 18 May 2021

Solo mums on the benefit say it's tough to make ends meet each week - and more money to lift benefits in this week's budget would be a huge relief. The government has promised to overhaul the welfare system and lift thousands more children out of poverty - but some beneficiaries say the action taken so far hasn't made much of a difference. Our social issues reporter Sarah Robson, asked Jade - who's on sole parent support - whether there's enough money in her budget to buy things like healthy food for her and her nine-year-old daughter.