Fawcett on Tax Credit Cuts

Commenting ahead of the House of Lords vote on the tax credit amendments, Sam Smethers CEO of the Fawcett Society said,

“There is no doubt that women will be disproportionately hit by these changes. Women are more likely to be on low incomes, relying on tax credits and a disproportionate number of those affected are single parent households. 92% of single parents are women.

“An equality impact assessment & the DWP’s own Family Test would provide more than enough evidence to make the Government think again.

We welcome the introduction of the living wage but the tax credit changes penalise hard working parents who are doing the right thing & taking responsibility for themselves & their families.”

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