‘Budgets should work for all’ says Champion
LABOUR pledged yesterday to introduce new laws to tackle the particular impacts of economic inequality and austerity on women.
Ahead of next week’s Budget, shadow women and equalities minister Sarah Champion made the call for “a budget that works for all,” investing in jobs for women and preserving the public services that help them.
Ms Champion said that since 2010 the Treasury has clawed 86 per cent of its austerity savings from tax and benefit changes from women. Labour said it would introduce an economic equality Bill prioritising the needs of women before making new economic policies.