THE new rules, to be introduced in 2017, have been slammed by the SNP as targeting vulnerable women
Campaign groups have warned that Scotland does not have sufficient childcare arrangements to cope with single parents workign full-time when their children are at such a young age.
The SNP last night branded the controversial proposals further proof that the UK Government is deliberately targeting vulnerable women in their attack on benefits.
And campaigners warned Scotland does not have sufficient childcare arrangements in place to allow all single parents to work full-time when their children are such a young age.
One parent families are currently entitled to benefits with no strings attached until their children start school aged five.
But proposals contained in Chancellor George Osborne’s poor-punishing budget would lower this age limit to three and require parents to begin to look for work if they want to keep getting the money.
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