“Summer budget 2015: Conservative welfare cuts will hit women the hardest”
The Chancellors July Budget will see women suffer disproportionately, wrote Lydia Smith of the International Business Times. £12bn worth of cuts will fall on social security, and aggravate existing inequality she writes.
Our partner Fawcett Society’s research shows since the start of the crash in 2008, 826,000 additional women have moved into types of work that are typically low paid and insecure.
Vivienne Hayes, CEO of the Women’s Resource Centre who is the steering group for Fair Deal for Women said “the majority of savings so far have come from women’s pockets – the government needs to give women a fair deal and prove that we really are all in this together.”
Read the original article published 08/07/15 in the International Business Times by Lydia Smith here.
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