Fawcett legal challenge to government budget

On 30 July 2010, the Fawcett Society filed papers with the High Court seeking a Judicial Review of the government’s recent emergency budget.

Under equality laws, Fawcett believes the government should have assessed whether its budget proposals would increase or reduce inequality between women and men. Despite repeated requests, the Treasury have not provided any evidence that any such an assessment took place.

Click here for Observer report on 1 August 2010