Fawett’s day in court: our response to today’s hearing and judgement

December 13, 2010

Ceri Goddard, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society has issued the below statement following today’s permission hearing.
“Today’s hearing saw the government admit they had not carried out an assessment of how the budget will impact on women and men, something they’ve described as ‘regrettable.’
“Although hundreds of thousands of women’s incomes will be affected by the public sector pay freeze, and the poorest pensioners and lone mothers will lose out through the changes to benefits and pensions, the government conceded it had not considered the impact on women and men when drawing up its plans. Of  the £8 billion worth of changes to tax and welfare, 72 per cent will come from women’s pockets, in comparison to 28 per cent from men’s.”

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