Thursday, 23 June 2011

Single mothers hardest hit by cuts

Single mothers will be hardest hit by the government's programme of benefit cuts and tax rises, according to campaign group the Fawcett Society.
It estimates they will lose an average 8.5% of their income after tax by 2015.
The gender equality charity said this compared with 7.5% for single fathers, 6.5% for couples with children and 2.5% for couples without children.
The Fawcett Society says "women are bearing the brunt". The Treasury has yet to comment.
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