23 JUNE 2011

In this briefing you will find: 

  • An analysis from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) on the  impact of all tax and benefit measures to be introduced between 2010–11 and 2014–15, as outlined in the June 2010 emergency budget, the October 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review, and the March 2011 budget 
  • This analysis provided evidence of a simple and meaningful method of data analysis that the government could, but did not, employ to advance its compliance with its legal duty to pay ‘due regard’ to the impact of its policies on equality between women and men 
  • Evidence that single women are hit harder than single men, couples and multifamily households by the government’s tax and benefits changes 

Link to the report: Single Mothers: Singled Out