Women hit twice as hard by spending plans, says Cooper

Research by shadow foreign secretary Yvette Cooper shows women will be hit twice as hard as men by the spending review.

Research by shadow foreign secretary Yvette Cooper shows women will be hit twice as hard as men by the spending review.

She says analysis commissioned by her from the House of Commons library shows the spending review will result in the biggest reversal of opportunities for women since the end of the first world war.

The Commons library analysis shows two thirds of the cuts to individuals will be borne by women since 70% of tax credits are paid to mothers and 94% of child benefit.

The Fawcett Society has launched a legal case, claiming the Government’s spending plans discriminate against women. The Government says it has paid due regard to fairness.





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