Autumn Budget 2017

HM Treasury written question – answered on 18th January 2018.

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Photo of Danielle Rowley Danielle Rowley Labour, Midlothian

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made about the financial effect of Autumn Budget 2017 on (a) women and (b) people with protected characteristics.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The government is committed to building an economy that works for everyone and supporting people with protected characteristics. For example, we have increased the personal allowance and the National Living Wage; by 2018-19, over 700,000 women will be taken out of income tax altogether, and over 60% of those currently benefitting from the National Living Wage are women. The proportion of women in work is at a joint record high, and the gender pay gap for full-time employees is at a record low. The government is also spending over £50bn per year on benefits to support disabled people and people with health conditions.

In line with the Government’s legal responsibilities and policy commitment to promote fairness, the Treasury and other Government departments fully comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty, including with respect to all publication requirements.

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