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UK: Legal challenge launched against budget cuts

Posted 29/8-10 at 19.39

The Fawcett Society, which campaigns for equality between women and men in the UK, has started legal proceedings against the government over the emergency budget. They say that there has been no equality impact assessment, as required by law.

Furthermore, as the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) budget analysis has shown, women, disabled people and ethnic minorities will bare a substantially disproportionate burden under the coalition government's proposals.

The Treasury has rejected the IFS findings, claiming they are selective.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/aug/27/legal-threats-to-budget-cuts#history-link-box

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/aug/25/poor-families-bear-brunt-of-austerity-drive

http://www.daa.org.uk/index.php?mact=Blogs,cntnt01,showentry,0&cntnt01entryid=224&cntnt01returnid=98

 

 

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