‘An economic shock after Brexit and cuts to public services will hit women hardest.’
This is according to Mary-Ann Stephenson, Director of the Women’s Budget Group, who discusses how Brexit could unfairly affect women in a podcast epsiode by the Brexit Advisory Commission for Public Services.
In the eighth episode of podcast series on what Brexit means for public services, Mary-Ann Stephenson brings a gender perspective.
She argues that the least damaging version of Brexit is one that has closest ties to the EU and that rights and provisions for all social groups, including women, must be protected.
She recommends that in place of more cuts to health and social care services, the government should prepare for and mitigate the negative impacts of Brexit through major investment in social infrastructure.