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The gender pay gap is closing but welfare cuts will hit women hardest

By Serena Kutchinsky  


Amid all the macho braying and fist pumping that accompanied the delivery of today’s Budget, there was some seemingly positive news for women, although not quite enough to prompt a full scale smile from Theresa May. Considering the minimal space devoted to gender equality in the Tory manifesto I was surprised to hear the Chancellor boasting that the gender pay gap has fallen to a record low of 19.1 per cent, coupled with the good news that a record number of women are in…

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