Socialist Worker

Life gets tougher as cutbacks start to bite

Issue No. 2231

Women will lose almost three times more than men from the cuts, according to gender equality campaign group, the Fawcett Society.

The society’s figures say 72 percent of the cuts will come from women’s pockets.

Research by the House of Commons library backs their numbers up, showing women will bear £11 billion of the £16 billion tax, benefit and pension cuts.

Workers in Britain have more than 13 million days of holiday left unused as the end of the year approaches, a survey has revealed.

Nearly half of all workers in Britain, 45 percent, have some unused holiday remaining.

And a quarter of them have five or more days left to take.

The research also found that two out of five said they had not taken the holiday as they could not afford to go away anywhere.

Others are fearful of not looking “keen” enough to their bosses—especially as redundancies loom.


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