The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published a November 2017 report (pdf) on the impact of tax and welfare reforms between 2010-17.
This report summarises the first set of results from their research project ‘Tax, welfare, social security and public spending: a cumulative impact assessment’.
The report finds:
- Ethnic minority households will be more adversely impacted than White households, with average losses for Black households about 5% of net income – more than double that for White households
- Households with one or more disabled member will be significantly more adversely impacted than those with no disabled members
- Lone parents lose around 15% of their net income on average – almost £1 in every £6
- Women lose more than men from reforms at every income level
- The biggest average losses by age group, across men and women, are experienced by the 65-74 age group (average losses of around £1,450 per year) and the 35-44 age group (average losses of around £1,250 per year).
The work focuses on protected characteristics, as set out in the Equality Act 2010.
EDF and a number of our members have contributed to the development of this important research.