MPs will debate the effect on equality of the Autumn Statement 2016, on Wednesday 14 December 2016. This will be an Opposition Day debate. This House of Commons Library briefing provides a background summary and also press and parliamentary coverage.Jump to full report >>
The motion being debated in the Opposition Day debate references research which suggests that the majority of the net savings the Treasury has made since 2010 through tax and benefit changes will come from women. The motion also mentions research which suggests that the incomes of black and minority ethnic women are being particularly effected.
The Opposition are calling for the Government to conduct an assessment of the cumulative impact of its policies on women since 2010.
Commons Debate packs CDP-2016-0251
Authors: Matthew Keep; Jennifer Brown
Topics: Benefits policy, Children and families, Ethnic groups, Family benefits, Housing benefits, Incomes and poverty, Population, Public expenditure, Sickness, disability and carers' benefits, Taxation, Working age benefits