The cuts have started, the emergency Budget is out. As Fawcett sets out the cuts are going to hit women hard.
As Ceri Goddard says:
Reducing women’s economic security in this way risks rolling back on women’s independence – as more women are forced to rely on their families and the state for financial support.
Against a backdrop of unequal pay – women are still paid 16.4 per cent less for full time work and 35 per cent less for part time work than men – the impact on women will be huge.
The LibCon coalition’s attempts to portray this as a “progressive” budget ring hollow indeed (and an analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies concludes what a layperson might conclude, that the budget is in fact regressive (and even the Financial Times money supply blog agrees).