A think-tank briefing paper examined the impact of public spending cuts on women and made suggestions to help local councils to mitigate the impact.
Source: Rachel Salmon, The Impact of Public Spending Cuts on Women, Local Government Information Unit
A report examined the ways in which women in Scotland would be affected by welfare reform measures. It said that 74 per cent of benefit cuts had been taken from women's incomes, and this was explained by women's pre-existing inequality. The report considered the impact of reforms across policy areas, including welfare benefits, work, and domestic violence, and it considered the cross-cutting impact of multiple forms of disadvantage. It made a range of recommendations to the Scottish government, and called for the development of a broad action plan to mitigate the impacts of reform on women.
Source: Engender, Close the Gap, Scottish Women's Aid, Scottish Women's Convention, Zero Tolerance, and Scottish Refugee Council, Gender and 'Welfare Reform' in Scotland: A joint position paper, Engender