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Analysis of welfare reforms 'strengthens case for Scottish independence'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 29/08/2013

Severin Carrell

Nicola Sturgeon has said fresh evidence that Westminster's welfare reforms are having a direct and disproportionate impact on women has strengthened the case for Scotland's independence.
Scotland's deputy first minister, who runs the Scottish government's independence strategy, said a new analysis by her officials had established that women and mothers would lose out far more heavily than men from the UK government's tax, benefits and child support reforms.
While women and lone mothers in particular suffered more than men across the UK, Scotland also had a larger population share amongst the key benefits affected, amplifying the damaging impact of the reforms within Scotland, the report said.
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"Analysis of welfare reforms 'strengthens case for Scottish independence'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2013. Consulté le 25/02/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/analysis-of-welfare-reforms-strengthens-case-for-scottish-independence-