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Women will suffer more

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

By Serena Kutchinsky  

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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…

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