This Briefing Note analyses Universal Credit as set out in the government’s White Paper, ‘Universal Credit:Welfare that Works’.
The aim of this briefing is to provide activists, officers and students’ unions with knowledge on how government reforms and cuts are impacting on women.
In February 2012, Trust for London published a report considering the evidence on cuts in budgets and services to prevent violence against women and girls.
In 2009, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation published research showing what effect current policies will have on child poverty by 2010 and 2020.
This paper provides a gender analysis of the potential impact of the welfare reform proposals on women.
On 1 April 2011, Inclusion London published ‘All in this together? An evidence base on Deaf and disabled Londoners and the impact of past and future policies’.
This is a joint report examining the human rights and equality impact of public spending cuts on women in Coventry.
This report maps the number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU, and shows that the depth of poverty and social exclusion has worsened.
In this paper, Oxfam shows how the combination in the UK of economic stagnation and public spending cuts is causing substantial hardship to people living in poverty.
A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, published on 30 October 2012, suggests Universal Credit could see people worse off in work.