Women to lose nearly £4bn in latest household budget cuts – The Independent

Nearly 94 per cent of the cuts to household budgets this year will directly hit women, new figures revealed last night, as the battle over benefits switched to tax.

Cuts to child benefit and tax credits, and changes in personal taxation, that take effect in 2013-14 amount to a net £4bn off the family budget – £3.778bn of which comes from the purses of women, according research provided by the House of Commons Library for the Shadow Minister for Women and Equality, Yvette Cooper, who last night accused David Cameron and George Osborne of “shutting their eyes” to the impact their decisions were having on women, at the same time as cutting tax for the richest.

Women to lose nearly £4bn in latest household budget cuts – UK Politics – UK – The Independent.

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