International Women’s Day marks the first era in living memory that the equality drive has gone into reverse… Women were predestined to be the great losers once the government decided to shrink the deficit with 80% spending cuts and only 20% tax cuts: women pay less tax and use more services. Of the £18bn cut from benefits, £11bn comes from women’s pockets, according to the IFS and the Fawcett Society. Single mothers take the worst hit, their incomes falling 8.5%.
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Government cuts roll back women’s equality
March 8, 2012 by Lutfur