Spring Budget 2017: support for women unveiled
The Chancellor announced further support for Women in the budget yesterday:
A new £5 million fund will go to projects celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act next year, and to educate young people about its significance. The Representation of the People Act (1918) was the first legislative step towards equal voting rights for men and women.
Working with businesses and the public sector, the government will also invest £5 million to increase the number of returnships, helping people back into employment after a career break.
And another £20 million will support organisations working to combat domestic violence and abuse or supporting victims. This increases the total funding for implementing the government’s Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy to £100 million by the end of Parliament
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