There has never been more female political leadership in the UK than currently. From the Prime Minister to the leaders of our devolved administration, women are driving the political agendas forward. And at the same time, there has never been time in recent years where we needed to do more for women’s rights.
The cuts to social care have affected women more than men because generally women are the ones stepping up to deliver services that used to be provided by the state. A recent issue of the “Economist” sites a report by the House of Commons Library from 2016 that, from 2010 to 2015, women bore the cost of 85% of the savings to the Treasury, which were worth £23 billion. This is due to women earning less, relying more on benefits and being much more likely to be single parents. And it is clear that we are some years away from achieving gender neutral budgeting at government level.