Women’s Budget Group analysis of the 2014 Budget

In May 2014, the Women’s Budget Group published The impact on women of Budget 2014. No recovery for women.

The report’s summary finds:

The coalition’s latest Budget of March 19th 2014 claims to be for ‘for the makers, the doers,and the savers’; to ensure that ‘hardworking people keep more of what they earn – and more of what they save’ and to ensure ‘economic security for the people of Britain.’ Whilst these claims have popular appeal, in practice they often exclude carers and those on low incomes, as demonstrated by many of the measures in this Budget.