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Hardest hit: What does the autumn statement mean for women? In Manchester

Nov 24, 2016
Nov 24, 2016

Hardest hit: What does the autumn statement mean for women? In Manchester 
24 November 2016
The Studio Manchester, 51 Lever St, Manchester, M1 1FN

After the Conservative party won the general election of 2015, A Fair Deal for Women (comprised of 11 women’s charities, including Women’s Aid and the Fawcett Society), noted that we risk widening gender inequality because of economic policies that disproportionately affect women. A spokeswoman for the group warned that “choosing to repay the deficit from cutting spending, rather than increasing taxation, serves to further entrench inequality and led to women paying off 79% of the deficit in the coalition government”.

In the aftermath of the first autumn statement since Brexit and also the first autumn statement of Theresa May’s government, this event will seek to examine the policy forecasts set out by Philip Hammond, and examine what their effect will be on women and the gender gap in British society. This event will also have a focus on what it means for women on a regional level.


Angela Eagle MP
Cllr Sue Murphy 
Deputy leader, Manchester city council
Anna Round Senior research fellow, IPPR North


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