Sarah Champion MP reacts to Spring Budget

Friday, March 10th, 2017 @ 5:39PM

House of Commons analysis commissioned by Labour has revealed that as of the ChancellorÔÇÖs budget on Wednesday, women continue to be hit six times harder than men by government policies.

Sarah Champion MP, LabourÔÇÖs Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, said:

ÔÇ£Yesterday the Prime Minister and Chancellor talked up the significance of International WomenÔÇÖs Day yet their warm words have amounted to nothing.

ÔÇ£Calls for a budget that works for women have been ignored.

ÔÇ£Women are still bearing the brunt of this Tory┬áGovernmentÔÇÖs failed austerity agenda ÔÇô with the 86 per cent impact figure on women remaining unchanged since last year. Things are just as bad as ever for women under this Tory┬áGovernment.

ÔÇ£Labour calls on the Government to urgently publish analysis of the true impact of their budgets and spending announcements on women and to explain how they intend to reverse this disproportionate impact.

Under a Labour Government, all economic policies will be gender audited to ensure that we have an economy that works for all.ÔÇØ

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Notes to editors:

Labour have announced a twelve month consultation on a new Economic Equality Bill. This Bill will aim to strengthen legislation around equal pay and tackle the structural and economic barriers that stop women, BAME communities and disabled people from reaching their full potential.

 

 

 

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