AFS 2016: Executive briefing of the 2016 Autumn Statement
The Chancellor pledged in his Autumn Statement to build a country and economy that ‘works for everyone’. Yet, despite requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), the government did not provide systematic evidence of how different groups in society are impacted by the measures that were announced.
The Women’s Budget Group (WBG) is an independent, not-for-profit think tank that has scrutinised the gender impact of social and economic policy decisions of successive governments for more than two decades.
This briefing provides a summary of the gender impact of the 2016 Autumn Statement. It puts the changes announced in the AFS in the context of changes since 2010, some of which are yet to be fully implemented, and projects the impact forward to 2020.