Even before the coalition government began imposing austerity measures, women were on average far more financially insecure than men. Since 2010, cuts have disproportionately affected women, widening the gender gap, and pushing many women into extremely precarious situations. Women are facing a triple whammy.
- women make up around two-thirds of the public sector workforce, so cuts to this sector are hitting them harder.
- caps and cuts to benefits and tax credits such as housing benefit and carer’s allowance…
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