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Women are still being hit three times harder than men by Osborne’s Autumn Statement

Despite the Chancellor's changes to tax credits and Universal Credit, women are still being hit three times harder than men by Osborne’s Autumn Statement

  • New figures compiled by the House of Commons Library show women are still being hit three times harder than men by changes to welfare spending and taxation;
    • Of the £16billion being raised in the current Parliament, £12billion is coming directly from the pockets of women. This includes changes to universal credit, childcare support and child benefit

Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, said:

“Women are bearing the brunt of the chancellor’s economic mismanagement. David Cameron’s claims that he cares about women’s equality are proving to be totally hollow. His Chancellor’s gender blindness means women continue to suffer the burden of cuts.”

Yvette Cooper MP said:

“Even with the delays to tax credit cuts, George Osborne's plans still hit women three times harder than men. How can The Chancellor claim this is ‘progressive government in action’ when women are in the firing line. Of the £16 billion he is taking - a shocking £12 billion is coming from women, despite the fact that women still earn less and own less than men. Once again he didn't own up to the truth from his Autumn Statement speech.”

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