Operation Yellowhammer report confirms post-Brexit fears for women

The Women’s Budget Group and Fawcett Society have long warned of the economic impact of Brexit on women – and their worst fears have been confirmed in the government’s newly released Operation Yellowhammer report

‘Low income groups will be disproportionately affected by any price rises in food and fuel,’ reads the report, an issue that will hit women harder as they’re more likely to be economically worse-off, and more likely to manage household budgets. 

The report also warns that ‘an increase in inflation following EU exit would significantly impact adult social care providers due to increasing staff and supply costs, and may lead to provider failure.’ Women make up the majority of those needing care, and those providing it, while social care remains in crisis with 1.4 million people’s needs currently unmet, responds the Women’s Budget Group.

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