Research reveals economic gender inequality in Autumn Statement

20161213-stats-hoc-library Research by the House of Commons Library commissioned by Sarah Champion shows that 86% of the net savings to the treasury through tax and benefit measures since 2010 will have come from women.

This figure is an increase from the last Autumn Statement in 2015 where the figure was 81% and the same as the Budget earlier this year.

The Government has repeatedly failed to gender-audit its own economic policies despite requests from the Women and Equalities Select Committee.

Labour is calling on the government to do more to protect women, particularly BME women who have been hit hardest by austerity cuts.


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