In 2010 the United Kingdom had the third biggest deficit in the EU. The coalition government’s response has been extensive cuts in public services spending not seen since World War II. Since the austerity cuts kicked in following the emergency budget in June 2010, economists and women’s rights organisations have criticized the cuts for disproportionally affecting women. Some might even say the government is trying to force women back to the kitchen.
On this website you can find out more about the cuts and how the affect women in the UK. Meet the people behind the numbers – click on the tabs to read, watch, listen and learn.
All the best,
Åsa Secher, June 2011