2018 Autumn Budget: WBG full analysis

Date Posted: Sunday 4th November 2018

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Our full gendered analysis of the 2018 Autumn Budget can be viewed and downloaded as a pdf here.


This analysis focuses on the measures announced in or around the Autumn Budget 2018.

The first section gives an overview of the fiscal and economic situation and the context in which policy changes are being developed. This is followed by a critical review of the Treasury’s impact assessment.

The remainder of the report provides a gender assessment of the changes announced in the Budget and highlights important areas where no action was taken.

Prior to the Budget, the WBG published a series of briefings to provide background information on a range of topics. Briefings on childcare, education, employment and pay, health, housing, parental leave, pensions, savings, social security, social care, tax, trade and investment, transport, and violence against women and girls are available here.